Yan, L., Jiang, W., and Huang, Z., "A Research on the Sound Quality Contribution of Vehicle Body Panel," SAE Technical Paper 2014-01-0896, 2014, doi:10.4271/2014-01-0896.
Sound quality of vehicle interior noise affects passenger comfort. In order to improve the sound quality of a micro commercial vehicle, the vehicle interior noise under different conditions such as idle, constant speeds and accelerating is recorded by using artificial head with dual microphones. The sound quality of recorded noise is evaluated in both objective and subjective ways. Physical parameters of interior noise are calculated objectively, and annoyance score is analyzed subjectively using paired-comparison method. According to the regression analyzing of the annoyance score and the physical parameters, an objective evaluation parameter of the sound quality is employed. To analyze the vehicle body panel contribution to interior noise sound quality, the location and spectrum characteristics of major panel emission noise sources are identified based on partial singular valued decomposition (PSVD) method. By investigating the contribution of each noise sources to the sound quality evaluation formula, the dominant interior noise source is determined. That provides technical support for subsequent research on improving the sound quality of vehicles.