1997-05-20

Pass-by Noise Modelling with Boundary Elements 972014

This paper presents a method for modelling Pass-By Noise from a light weight truck by using Direct and Inverse Boundary Element Techniques.
One of the issues in evaluating Pass-By Noise of a vehicle is to assess the internal noise sources. In the present study, it is assumed that the noise is mainly due to sound radiation from the truck engine. Therefore a proper source model of the engine is derived by using an Inverse Boundary Element scheme involving experimental data and a boundary element model of the engine defined as a set of prescribed acceleration surfaces.
Once the engine noise model has been derived, the Pass-by Noise is computed by using the standard Variational Boundary Element Method as packaged in I-DEAS Vibro-Acoustics of SDRC which includes RAYON-3D solver of STRACO SA. Finally, computed acoustics pressures at standardized Pass-By Noise locations are compared to experimental results.

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