Vehicle interior noise and vibration prediction by combination analyses of Component and Operational TPA


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In this study, we propose an analytical method consisting of Operational TPA (OTPA) and Component TPA (CTPA) to predict the vehicle interior noise and vibration without the vehicle operational test in case the noise source such as engine was modified. In the proposed method, the blocked force of the noise source was obtained at a test bench and the vibration at the source attachment point on the vehicle was calculated by CTPA. After then, the response point signal (interior noise / vibration) is estimated from several reference point signals including the calculated vibration by OTPA. For the verification of this method, a simple vehicle model which is composed of four tires and a motor was prepared in addition to a test bench. OTPA was firstly applied to the vehicle model to analyze the contribution from tires and a motor to the body vibration (response point). The blocked force of a modified motor was obtained by CTPA at the test bench and the force was used to predict the response point by OTPA. Finally, the estimated interior vibration was compared with the actual measured response point vibration when the motor was replaced on the vehicle model and the accuracy was verified.