Using the Hybrid FE-SEA Model of a Trimmed Full Vehicle to Reduce Structure Borne Noise from 200Hz to 1kHz
The Hybrid FE-SEA method has been used to create fast/efficient model of structure-borne noise in a fully trimmed vehicle from 200Hz to 1kHz. A joint paper is presented which highlights the method and modelling process along with extensive validation results. This paper describes the use of the model to analyze structure borne noise in the full vehicle, design and evaluate the impact of counter-measures. One of the key attributes of the Hybrid FE-SEA method is the ability to predict noise transfer paths in the vehicle. First, results from a Noise Path Analysis are used to identify key contributors to interior noise in the 200Hz-1kHz frequency range. Next potential design strategies for reducing interior noise are introduced along with implications on the model. Finally, sample prediction results illustrating the impact of design changes on interior noise levels are shown along with preliminary experimental validation results.