Saha, P., Haylett, J., and Roy, R., "A Design of Experiments Analysis to Determine the Importance of Relevant Factors on the STL of an Acoustic Part," SAE Int. J. Mater. Manf. 6(3):618-624, 2013, doi:10.4271/2013-01-2009.
This paper discusses a design of experiments (DOE) analysis that was performed to understand relevant factors that influence the acoustic performance of a sound package part used in the commercial vehicle industry for the floor mat application. The acoustic performance of the sound package part which is a double wall system and constructed of a barrier and cellular decoupler material is expressed in terms of sound transmission loss (STL). An experiment was designed using the Taguchi DOE technique with three factors and three levels to acquire the STL data and is discussed in the paper. The results of the DOE analysis and the confidence in the model are discussed as well as the benefits of predicting expected STL performances are mentioned in the paper.