vehicle noise measurement Articles

  • Vehicle–road interaction for interior noise measurement and evaluation

    Nowadays, one of the most valuable criteria of vehicle quality assessment is based on acoustic emission levels. A vehicle is judged comfortable depending on the noise levels transmitted inside. Consequently, there is a general attention to the design criteria aimed at improving the structural acoustic behaviour, to comply with the increasingly restrictive ergonomic standard. Therefore, it is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Measuring Road Traffic Noise

    As part of an overall measurement programme to monitor road traffic noise in Århus (Denmarks second largest city), the Local Authority set up a noise measurement station on one of the major approach roads to Århus Harbour. This noise measurement station continually measures noise levels and can give a round-the-clock picture of noise level variations. Like most other districts, Århus Local ...

  • In-situ noise level mapping for vehicle floor carpet

    Noise level mapping of test vehicles' floor carpets was undertaken for three frequency bands, that is, low-(2,000 Hz) to compare noise control treatment performance and effectiveness. On-road tests including idling conditions and constant speed tests of 40, 60 and 80 kph were undertaken. Noise level contour maps indicate that the luxury class test vehicle ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • On the right track

    High-speed train manufacturer, CAF, rely on world-class beamforming technology to reduce the noise generated by their trains – helping to make high-speed trains a more viable option for travellers and operators alike. Because of its relatively low levels of CO2 emissions, train travel is considered one of the ...

  • Vehicle power-train noise refinement using the Taguchi method

    This paper involves an introduction of an approach to reduce powertrain noise where the Design Of Experiments (DOE) has been implemented. Decoupling tests have been conducted on a test car to identify the engine noise transmission paths into the cabin. Under each coupling/decoupling combination, sound pressure levels at ear locations have been measured and evaluated in the second gear slow ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Rating criteria for vehicle in-cabin noise with emphasis on HVAC system operation

    Noise and vibration have an important influence on a customer's perception of vehicle quality. It is the purpose of this study to introduce a standard test procedure for measuring vehicle in-cabin noise levels. A combined vehicle base noise with all possible sources, including HVAC system, tyres, aerodynamics, under various driving conditions, is considered for developing the total vehicle cabin ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The sound quality of vehicle interior noise: a challenge for the NVH-engineers

    The sound quality of vehicle interior noise has become a very important task for the acoustic engineers since more than 20 years. As vehicles become more and more quiet, the customer's sensitiveness for the acoustical comfort increases. On the one hand, no disturbing noises should be heard and on the other hand, the perceived sound quality, for example from the powertrain, should fulfill the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • On a simple technique to measure the airborne noise in a car interior using substitution source

    From various methods of measuring noise in a motor vehicle, a technique to separate the airborne and structure–borne noise is of interest as an important measure to improve the noise control treatment. This paper proposes a simple technique to measure the contribution of the airborne noise in a vehicle cabin using substitution source method. A cone loudspeaker was used as the substitution source ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Measuring Impact of Traffic Noise in Apartment Living Room Case Study

    Problem An apartment on the ground floor of a two story house in the city lies close to a busy road. The living room in the apartment is facing the road, and the inhabitants are bothered by traffic noise, especially in the morning and the afternoon, when the traffic is the heaviest. Traffic noise could be clearly heard when standing in the living room. The facade facing the city ...


    By Norsonic AS

  • Buying Noise Measurement Equipment: how to cut costs, not quality

    At a time when budgets are under strain, the Pulsar Model 14, ultra-simple digital sound level meter offers a compliant, reliable, yet affordable noise meter. It is the preferred choice of employers looking for a meter for general purpose use whilst meeting the “Noise at Work” Regulations and the requirements of IEC 61672 to Class 2.  The ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Noise Mapping in Lille

    Lille, with a population of 1091 million inhabitants is the 4th largest agglomeration in France after Paris, Lyon, and Marseille. Situated at the heart of a network of 464 km motorways connecting six European cities (Brussels, Bonn, the Hague, London, Luxembourg and Paris), the metropolis of Lille also has the densest railway network of France after Paris. Pascal Thomas and his team of 8 ...

  • Is The `Beep` Noise Pollution?

    It is rare these days that you can be somewhere without noise pollution intruding on some level. Many natural noises may be welcome; a dawn chorus or waves breaking on the beach, but when it comes to man-made decibels it’s a different matter. Never mind the sounds of cars, ring tones and other noises that we take for granted, have you ever noticed how utterly surrounded we are by the humble ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Urban Noise Monitoring in Madrid

    Dynamic mapping helps Madrid improve the quality of life for her citizens and visitors alike. With its 3 000 000 inhabitants and 2500 km of streets, Madrid is an excellent example of what can be done to improve human comfort related to urban noise. Since the late 60s, Madrid City Council has been working on noise problems. During this period, global environmental analysis has focused on how ...

  • Suzuki Wind Tunnel used for full-vehicle noise source identification case study

    The Suzuki name can be seen on a full range of motorcycles, automobiles, outboard motors, and related products and is recognised throughout the world for quality products offering both reliability and originality. And Suzuki is always creating advanced ‘value-packed products’ for their customers. So, in 2006, as one of their investments, Suzuki’s R&D division built a new ...

  • Prediction of noise from track systems

    A practical approach is presented for the prediction of noise level generated by a track system at the design stage of a tracked vehicle. Rayleigh's surface integral is adopted for relating the acceleration of a track link chain in the time-domain to the radiated acoustic pressure of the exterior noise. The sound pressure levels of the noise generated by the vibrating track system are calculated ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Reduction of roof rack noise and vibration

    The noise and vibration design of automotive add-on component roof rack was investigated. Different modification options were evaluated which include mounting location alteration, mounting damping change and material revision. Results from experimental modal analysis and sound pressure spectrum measurement in a wind tunnel indicate the direction of design modification for reduction of the roof ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Controlling combustion noise in direct injection diesel engine through mechanical vibration measurement

    The next generations of direct injection diesel engines have greatly improved their performances compared with petrol engines. However, one of the pending subjects is the noise and vibration levels, due to working cycle itself. The design effort to reduce the emissions of noise and vibration transmitted to the vehicle's driver could be lessened because of the assembly process variation. In this ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • MIRA Ltd., EU noise directive testing

    The Company Vehicle engineering specialist, MIRA, is a leading design, development and certification consultancy delivering engineering solutions from individual tests to turnkey vehicle design programmes. MIRA’s customers include vehicle manufacturers and equipment suppliers across the automotive, defence, aerospace and rail sectors. Around 400 dedicated employees, ...

  • In-vehicle application of common speech intelligibility metrics

    The purpose of this investigation is to quantify the loss of speech intelligibility related to communication between passengers inside a vehicle at different vehicle operating conditions and road surfaces using common objective speech intelligibility metrics. The goal was to identify the most appropriate metric, if a single one exists, for use in automotive applications. The objective metrics ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Identification and assessment of vehicle seat adjuster sound quality

    In order to improve operating noise performance of a seat adjuster mechanism, benchmarking measurements were conducted in different cars for six and eight types of seat adjustment operation. The six types of operation include: seat moving up, seat moving down, seat front end up, seat front end down, seat rear end up and seat rear end down. The eight types of operation include: seat moving ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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