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Methods to Mitigate Tail Pipe Noise in Passenger Vehicles

The cold end of an exhaust system plays an important role in today’s passenger cars by reducing the engine noise and thus keeping a pleasant cabin room for optimum passenger comfort. However, due to vehicle layout constraints, it may be difficult to achieve a Muffler design which fulfills the required noise attenuation requirement. It becomes imperative to have an understanding of the different parameters that affect the overall tail pipe noise. In an automobile exhaust system, Exhaust Mufflers play a major role in noise reduction by helping in the attenuation of undesirable noises from the engine. The overall content of the tail pipe noise of an IC engine can be segregated into two categories - Order noise and Flow noise. Order noises are low frequency pressure pulses generated during the exhaust valve opening and closing in the engine combustion cycle.
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Design Considerations for Plastic Fuel Rail and Its Benefits

Global automobile market is very sensitive to vehicle fuel economy. Gross vehicle weight has substantial effects on FE. Hence, for designers it becomes utmost important to work on the weight reduction ideas up to single component level. Fuel delivery pipe (Fuel Rail) is one such component where there is a big potential. Fuel rail is an integral part of the vehicle fuel system and is mounted on the engine. Primarily it serves as a channel of fuel supply from fuel tank through fuel lines to the multiple fuel injectors, which further sprays the fuel into intake ports at high pressure. Due to opening and closing of injectors, pulsations are generated in fuel lines, so fuel rail also acts as a surge tank as well as a pulsation damper. All these factors make the design of a fuel rail very critical and unique for a particular engine. Materials like aluminum, plastic and sheet metal are generally used for fuel rail manufacturing.