On the Effectiveness of the Spatial Transmissibility to Drive the NVH Design of Cylinder Head Covers
Many suppliers and OEMs adopted the concept of transmissibility ratio
as a method of choice to evaluate the NVH performance of cylinder head cam covers. The was defined as the transfer function between the cam cover and the cylinder head average vibrations. The was shown to be independent of the engine speed and declared to be a characteristic intrinsic to the cam cover system. This paper examines the correlation between the predictions and the measured cam covers sound power. For this purpose, a comprehensive study was conducted using several cam covers with different materials, designs and isolation systems. The results indicated a moderate correlation between the and the sound power for the isolated covers only. Analysis of the measured cam cover and cylinder head vibrations shows the potential cause for this weak correlation and demonstrates the need for improving the definition in order to accurately guide the cam cover NVH design.
NVH Development of the Ford 2.7L 4V-V6 Turbocharged Engine
A new turbocharged 60° 2.7L 4V-V6 gasoline engine has been developed by Ford Motor Company for both pickup trucks and car applications. This engine was code named “Nano” due to its compact size; it features a 4-valves DOHC valvetrain, a CGI cylinder block, an Aluminum ladder, an integrated exhaust manifold and twin turbochargers. The goal of this engine is to deliver 120HP/L, ULEV70 emission, fuel efficiency improvements and leadership level NVH. This paper describes the upfront design and optimization process used for the NVH development of this engine. It showcases the use of analytical tools used to define the critical design features and discusses the NVH performance relative to competitive benchmarks.