Kléperon, A., Abreu, R., Bitencourt, R., and Almeida, F., "Brake Moan Noise Study through Experimental and Operational Modal Analysis Techniques in a Passenger Car," SAE Technical Paper 2014-36-0768, 2014, doi:10.4271/2014-36-0768.
The vibroacoustic comfort sense inside vehicles is a topic of major concern in current automotive industry. Moreover, the increase in demand of users and the competition in the automotive sector lead automakers to invest in developing more comfortable vehicles. Thus, even noises in specific usage scenarios and short time is claimed. This paper raises the cause and proposes solutions to a noise from the brake system known as “Moan Noise”. This noise happens under specific conditions of use, but is easily identified by the user. Moreover, it is a random phenomenon and difficult to characterize. Thus, this study shows a methodology to survey the phenomenon under study and validation of proposals for improvement through operational techniques and experimental modal analysis.