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2017-07-10
Technical Paper
2017-28-1922
S Nataraja Moorthy, Manchi Rao, Prasath Raghavendran, Sakthi Babu
Abstract NVH is becoming one of the major factor for customer selection of vehicle along with parameters like fuel economy and drivability. One of the major NVH challenges is to have a vehicle with aggressive drivability and at the same time with acceptable noise and vibration levels. This paper focuses on the compact utility vehicle where the howling noise is occurring at higher rpm of the engine. The vehicle is powered by three cylinder turbocharged diesel engine. The noise levels were higher above 2500 rpm due to the presence of structural resonance. Operational deflection shapes (ODS) and Transfer path analysis (TPA) analysis was done on entire vehicle and powertrain to find out the major reason for howling noise at higher engine rpm. It is observed that the major contribution for noise at higher rpm is due to modal coupling between powertrain, half shaft and vehicle sub frame.
2017-07-10
Technical Paper
2017-28-1926
Jos Frank, Sohin Doshi, Manchi Rao, Prasath Raghavendran
Abstract In today’s automotive scenario, noise vibration and harshness (NVH) has become a synonym for quality perception. This paper evaluates the problem of vibration and noise experienced in M2 category 40 seat bus and suggests the counter measures. Severe vibration is experienced on the bus floor, predominantly towards rear part of the bus. Vibration along with acoustic boom occurs prominently in 4th gear wide open throttle operating condition between 1300-1600 rpm of the engine. This paper focuses on reducing NVH levels by working on the transfer path with little modifications on power-train. Preliminary torsional measurements conducted on powertrain indicated high torsional excitation in the driveline during the problematic rpm zone. Further, Operational Deflection Shape (ODS) analysis revealed that the transfer path to the cabin is rear differential unit and suspension links. The dominant frequencies were identified along the transfer path and suitable modifications were done.
2017-01-10
Technical Paper
2017-26-0219
S Nataraja Moorthy, Manchi Rao, Prasath Raghavendran
Abstract Globally the customers are demanding more powerful yet silent vehicles to enhance their daily commuting and goods transportation needs. The current trend in the design is to enhance the engine power without major change in the physical configurations of the engine systems. Increasing the power and torque of the powertrain will have an undesirable and adverse effect on NVH levels. In this research work, a light weight rear wheel drive vehicle was investigated from torsional vibration perspective. The vehicle is powered by a two cylinder engine with turbo charger. The power and torque of the vehicle was increased approximately two times with the help of turbocharger which resulted in increasing the powertrain torsional vibration. This increased vibration was further amplified through inevitable driveline resonances which causes severe vibration at the passenger seat location and steering. Also, the noise levels are above the comfortable zone.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2192
Manchi Venkateswara Rao, Jos Frank, Prasath Raghavendran
Abstract Meeting various customer(s) requirements with the given automotive product portfolio within the stipulated time period is a challenge. Design of product configuration matrix is an intelligent task and it requires information about vehicle performance for different configurations which helps in deciding the level of new development. Most often the situation arises, particularly in the field of NVH, to strike the right balance between engine power and structural parameters of the body. The sensitivity of engine power on the overall NVH behavior is the key information necessary to take major business decisions. In this paper, the effect of change in torsional fluctuation of the engine on the NVH behavior of the rear wheel drive vehicle is experimentally studied. The torsional fluctuation of the driveline is given as an input with the help of an electric motor to the existing test vehicle at its differential end and the current NVH levels are measured.
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2190
Manchi Venkateswara Rao, S Nataraja Moorthy, Prasath Raghavendran
Abstract Mount development and optimization plays an important role in the NVH refinement of vehicle as they significantly influence overall driving experience. Dynamic stiffness is a key parameter that directly affects the mount performance. Conventional dynamic stiffness evaluation techniques are cumbersome and time consuming. The dynamic stiffness of mount depends on the magnitude of load, frequency of application and the working displacement. The above parameters would be far different in the test conditions under which the mounts are normally tested when compared to operating conditions. Hence there is need to find the dynamic stiffness of mounts in actual vehicle operating conditions. In this paper, the dynamic stiffness of elastomeric mounts is estimated by using a modified matrix inversion technique popularly termed as operational path analysis with exogenous inputs (OPAX).
2015-06-15
Technical Paper
2015-01-2293
Manchi Venkateswara Rao, S Nataraja Moorthy, Prasath Raghavendran
Abstract Tactile vibration during vehicle key on/off is one of the critical factors contributing to the customer perceived quality of the vehicle. Minimization of the powertrain transient vibration in operating conditions such as key on/off, tip in/out and engagement/disengagement of engine in hybrid vehicles must be addressed carefully in the vehicle refinement stage. Source of start/stop vibration depends on many factors like engine cranking, engine rpm at which the combustion process starts and rate of engine rpm rise etc. The transfer path consists of elastomeric mounts of powertrain and the part of vehicle structure from mounts to tactile response location. In this paper, the contribution of rigid body motion of powertrain of a front wheel drive vehicle during key on/off is analyzed in both frequency and time domain. The signal is analyzed in frequency domain by using fast fourier transform, short time fourier transform and wavelet analysis.
2014-04-01
Technical Paper
2014-01-1975
Manchi Venkateswara Rao, Jos Frank, Prasath Raghavendran
Abstract The customer demand for all wheel drive (AWD) vehicles is increasing over the period of time which also requires NVH performance on par with front wheel drive vehicles. AWD vehicles are equipped with power transfer unit, propeller shaft and independent rear differential assembly to achieve their functional requirement. The additional drive train components in AWD vehicles may amplify torsional fluctuations in the drive line. Hence achieving the NVH performance of AWD vehicles on par with FWD vehicles without any major change in the existing design is a major challenge. In this work, an AWD vehicle with severe body vibration and booming noise is studied. The operational measurements are taken throughout the drive train on all sub-systems from engine to the rear part of the body in the problematic operating condition. An operational deflection shape analysis is conducted to visualize the vibration behavior of the drive train.
2014-04-01
Technical Paper
2014-01-0039
Jos Frank, Venkateshwararao Manchi, Prasath Raghavendran
Abstract This paper establishes quick and accurate methods to experimentally determine the rigid body properties of a powertrain unit namely, the centre of gravity, the moment of inertia and the torque roll axis and also the rigid body dynamics of mounting system such as the rigid body modes, kinetic energy distribution, and elastic roll axis. The centre of gravity is determined using single point suspension and laser pointer to locate the axis passing through the centre of gravity. A special unifilar pendulum test rig is developed for determining the moment of inertia where an accelerometer measures the rotational oscillations for a given time period and the moment of inertia is determined by solving a set of inertial ellipsoid equations. An easy method of reorienting the powertrain is demonstrated in this paper.
2014-04-01
Technical Paper
2014-01-0043
Manchi Venkateswara Rao, Jos Frank, Mohit Kohli
Abstract Brake groan noise is resolved without any major change in the design of brake system and vehicle sub-system components in the development phase of a utility vehicle. The groan noise is observed during the end of the stopping of the vehicle under moderate braking. The concerned NVH issue is perceived as unacceptable noise in the passenger compartment. Groan induced vibration is subjectively felt on steering and seat frame. A typical process is established to successfully reproduce the groan which helped in precisely evaluating the effect of modifications proposed. The temperature range of the disc which has the highest probability to produce the groan noise is found out experimentally. The transfer path analysis is carried out to find the path contributions from suspension. Acoustic transfer functions from considered paths are measured with the suspension removed from vehicle.
2014-04-01
Technical Paper
2014-01-0003
Manchi Venkateswara Rao, Jos Frank, Prasath Raghavendran
Abstract Accurate quantification of structure borne noise is a challenging task for NVH engineers. The structural excitation sources of vibration and noise such as powertrain and suspension are connected to the passenger compartment by means of elastomer mounts and spring elements. The indirect force estimation methods such as complex dynamic stiffness method and matrix inversion method are being used to overcome the limitations of direct measurement. In many practical applications, the data pertaining to load dependent dynamic stiffness of the connections especially related to mounts is not available throughout the frequency range of interest which limits the application of complex dynamic stiffness method. The matrix inversion method mainly suffers from the drawback that it needs operational data not contaminated by the effect of other forces which are not considered for calculation.
2014-04-01
Technical Paper
2014-01-0015
Mohit Kohli, S Nataraja Moorthy, Manchi Venkateswara Rao, Prasath Raghavendran
Abstract The present quiet and comfortable automobiles are the result of years of research carried out by NVH engineers across the world. Extensive studies helped engineers to attenuate the noise generated by major sources such as engine, transmission, driveline and road excitations to a considerable extent, which made other noise sources such as intake, exhaust and tire perceivable inside. Many active and passive methods are available to reduce the effect of said noise sources, but enough care needs to be taken at the design level itself to eliminate the effect of cavity resonances. Experimental investigation of cavity resonances of real systems is necessary besides the FEA model based calculations. Acoustic cavity resonance of vehicle sub systems show their presence in the interior noise through structure borne and air borne excitations. Cavity resonances for some systems e.g. intake can only be suppressed through resonators.
2013-05-13
Technical Paper
2013-01-1917
Manchi Venkateswara Rao, Prasath R., Sanjeev Patil, Kumbhar S. Mansinh
In a scenario where cost and weight targets are becoming critical, we tend to produce lighter and more powerful vehicles. In this context, NVH becomes one of crucial parameters in overall performance delivery. Other than power train, road induced noise also becomes an important parameter within vehicle development. Predecessor vehicle is body over frame structure and here a monocoque vehicle is considered for study. Different techniques like transfer path analysis, vibro-acoustic modal analysis, operational deflection shapes are used to identify the major force paths, radiating panels and their sensitivity to noise at operator ear location. Simulation model of body is built with good correlation and input forces are given at different attachment points to predict the noise levels. This combined approach helped us in reducing the overall noise level at certain constant speed by 4 dB(A) and also with great ease. All recommendations from this exercise are implemented
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