Gosain, A. and Ravindran, M., "Refinement of Cabin Booming Noise In a Small Passenger Car Using Hybrid Numerical - Experimental Methodology," SAE Technical Paper 2010-01-0414, 2010, doi:10.4271/2010-01-0414.
One of the most common NVH refinement areas of a vehicle is the cabin booming noise. The current study discusses the improvement of the low frequency booming noise in the cabin of a small passenger car. The practice of reinforcing experimental evaluation results with the extensive use of computer aided engineering tools in the development process is presented in this paper. The structural changes executed in the vehicle, to reduce noise contribution, are iterated and optimized using simulation and validated using experimental analysis methods like operational modal analysis, linear frequency response functions and actual run-up measurements. Additionally, the interesting variation of the NVH characteristics of a vehicle due to the changeover from a 4-cylinder inline to a 3-cylinder inline powertrain, while inheriting the similar body structure, is discussed in this study.