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A synthesis procedure for pass-by noise of automotive vehicles employing numerically evaluated source-receiver transfer functions

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A synthesis procedure is presented for the prediction of the sound pressure level (SPL) of passenger vehicles in a pass-by noise test. The proposed synthesis procedure translates the noise from the sources in the moving vehicle to the receivers in two steps. Firstly, the steady-state receiver contributions of the sources are computed as they would arise from a number of static vehicle positions along the drive path. Secondly, these contributions are then combined into a single transient signal from a moving vehicle for each source-receiver pair by means of a travel time correction. The multiple source-receiver transfer functions are numerically evaluated by employing the Fast Multipole Boundary Element Method (FMBEM), which allows for pass-by noise SPL estimation on the basis of the CAD/CAE computer models that are available early in the design stage. Results are presented that show the accuracy of the synthesis procedure and that show the ability of the combination of the synthesis procedure and numerically evaluated transfer functions to predict pass-by noise SPL for a realistic case in an evaluation time of less than a day. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Journal: Journal of Sound and Vibration
ISSN: 0022-460X
Issue: 15
Volume: 332
Pages: 3790 - 3802
Publication year:2013
BOF-publication weight:1
CSS-citation score:1
Authors from:Private, Higher Education