Development of an Analytical Method for Rear Differential Gear Whine Noise Utilizing Principal Component Contribution by OTPA and CAE
The progress of vehicle electrification has reduced engine noise and the improvement of rear differential gear whine noise has become more important for customer satisfaction. Rear differential gear whine noise is a result of the vibration generated by the transmission error of the gears transmitted to the cabin from various paths. As several components have a contribution, identifying key paths to develop an effective countermeasure becomes time consuming. Operational transfer path analysis (OTPA) is one of the TPA methods to determine the main path and contributing part using only the operational data. However, in cases where many reference points are set on the same frame or body, the contribution becomes similar because of high correlation between the reference data set. As a result, finding the main transfer path becomes difficult.