vehicle noise test Articles

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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

  • Investigation into noise problems in vehicle structure using vibro-acoustic approach

    The main focus of this paper is the study of the relationship between components of vibration and noise inside the passenger cabin of a production vehicle. The noise inside automobiles is largely composed of contributions from the engine, ground and wind. The engine and tyres successively transfer the vibration via the structural connections to the body panels, which then propagates through the ...


    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 evaluation of speech intelligibility in a simulated driving environment using the hearing in noise test

    The implementation of the hearing in noise test (HINT) was carried out using an NVH driving simulator in order to evaluate the speech intelligibility in a car between driver and passenger for a variety of driving speeds and the configurations of the talker and of the listener. The sentence reception threshold (sSRT) was determined for each of the various communication situations. When presented ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Engine Testing

    Engine testing involves measurement of rotating speed and torque of the engine by applying load controlled by a dynamometer connected to its output shaft. HORIBA has developed various types of dynamometer for the purpose of engine testing. They are mainly classified into two types; one is absorbing only dynamometer such as hydraulic dynamometers and eddy-current dynamometers, the other is ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • NPO Saturn - aero engine noise certification

    The Company Aircraft engine manufacturer, NPO Saturn, was established on July 5, 2001 through the merger of Rybinsk Motors JSC and A. Lyulka-Saturn, a leading Russian aircraft engine design bureau. The company, founded by Pavel Aleksandrovich Soloviev, has its headquarters in the town of Rybinsk and holds a 50% stake in the PowerJet joint venture with Snecma. NPO Saturn is the leading Russian ...

  • In situ identification of vehicle engine inertia properties

    A direct system identification method for vehicle engine rigid body inertia properties based on in situ measurements is presented in this work. One of the advantages of this method is the use of acceleration response measurements obtained from standard NVH tests performed on a vehicle. Since there is no need to separate the engine, there will be a considerable reduction in time required for ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Optimisation of engine mounting systems using experimental FRF vehicle model

    Engine and body mount systems play a crucial role in vehicles' comfort. Engine mounts protect the engine from excessive movement and forces due to low frequency road and high frequency engine excitations. On the other hand, body mounts protect the cabin from vibration forces exerted by the body. Normally, a complete set of mounts is conceived at early stages of design, subsequently the set is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Predicting noise, vibration and harshness performance degradation through fatigue analysis

    Vehicle performance from a noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) perspective is typically evaluated at zero mileage. As the vehicle accumulates miles, systems that are considered as NVH sources and systems that are part of a noise and vibration path tend to see some degradation due to loosened joints, burnished gears, burnished bearings, etc. Up to date, efforts made to understand and predict NVH ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Power-fold actuator noise diagnostics using statistical envelope analysis

    A good correlation between subjective evaluation and objective test is a key for any machine condition monitoring and fault diagnosis process. This paper proposes a statistical envelope analysis approach for product quality control where Fourier spectrum is selected as diagnosis analysis characteristics. The acceptance amplitude envelope is statistically calculated from the measured random ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Simulation tool for shock absorber noise prediction in time and frequency domains

    This paper investigates the validity of a hydraulic simulation model to calculate the piston rod acceleration for further frequency domain analysis. At the present time, simulation results analyses of shock absorber characteristics are mostly restricted to the low frequency range for the hydraulic behaviour and the high frequency range for Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) studies. However ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Brake Test Systems

    For quality assurance and technical refinement of brakes, which are of course highly important for vehicle safety, the brake R&D engineering community makes extensive use of a variety of dedicated brake test systems. For example, a friction tester can evaluate wear-behaviour and friction coefficient of materials and is utilized for managing the production quality of such materials. An inertia ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • A model and experimental investigation of belt noise in automotive accessory belt drive system

    This paper presents a model to characterise V-ribbed belt (Micro-VTM) noise in accessory belt drive system (ABDS), or front-end accessory drive (FEAD) of automotive engines. It has been known that radial friction-induced vibrations generate belt misalignment noise and tangential friction-induced vibrations relates to belt slip noise. In this study, these two kinds of vibrations are found ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case Study: Glastonbury Festival - Noise Monitoring At Glastonbury Festival

    In 1970, an entrance fee of just 1.00 would have permitted you, and about another 1500 'free spirits' to enjoy a weekend of listening to the likes of Quintessence, Marc Bolan and T-Rex, while at the same time savouring the undoubted 'delights' of free raw milk!! Almost three decades later, and at slightly greater expense, you and over 100,000 other people can now enjoy the delights and unique ...

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