In-situ source path contribution analysis of structure borne road noise

Elliott, AS ORCID:, Moorhouse, AT ORCID:, Huntley, T and Tate, S 2013, 'In-situ source path contribution analysis of structure borne road noise' , Journal of Sound and Vibration, 332 (24) , pp. 6276-6295.

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Source-path-contribution (SPC) analysis, also known as transfer path analysis (TPA), is a technique widely used in the automotive industry for rank ordering noise and vibration sources. The SPC approach is known to provide reliable diagnostic information but is time consuming to apply. In this paper, a faster SPC approach that allows all measurements to be performed in-situ is outlined and tested. For validation purposes a classic example consisting of a vehicle's suspension system (considered a vibration source) attached to a vehicle body (receiver) is analysed. It is found that structure borne noise inside the vehicle can be predicted well by either the conventional or the novel in-situ SPC approaches and that both methods give the same diagnostic information in terms of the rank ordering of path contributions. Thus, the new in-situ approach provides results at least as reliable as the conventional inverse SPC approach but has significant practical advantages in terms of reduced test time, transferability of data and flexibility in the location of the source–receiver interface. An additional investigation also demonstrates the feasibility of including rotational motions and moments in the analysis and it is shown that improved accuracy can be achieved as a result.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Sound and Vibration
Publisher: Elsevier
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0022-460X
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Funders: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Depositing User: AT Moorhouse
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2015 17:12
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 15:45

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