Simulation of Radiated Noise from a Transmission Side Cover
Powertrain noise is often dominated by the radiation from individual panels or covers. A structural side cover for a front wheel drive transmission represents a complex noise and vibration design problem. Amongst the NVH concerns are the radiation of structural borne sound and the sound transmission loss characteristics. This paper addresses the use of acoustic boundary elements and structural finite elements to predict the radiation of noise from a structural side cover. A comparison is made to experimental measurements, and discussion provided for practical application of these modeling methods to total side cover design.