Padavala, P., Thaveedu, J., Senthilkumar, G., and Medisetti, J., "Noise Source Identification and Exterior Noise Reduction of a Commercial Vehicle," SAE Technical Paper 2017-28-1936, 2017.
Exterior noise reduction of a vehicle has become important nowadays in order to meet the stringent pass by noise regulations. First step in this process is the identification of dominant noise sources. There are several noise sources which can contribute to the pass by noise like gearbox, turbocharger, oil sump, exhaust muffler, air intake etc. The dominant noise sources can be identified with the near field noise, component vibration measurements combined with experimental modal analysis. This paper discusses about the noise source identification and exterior noise reduction of a shortest wheel base intermediate commercial vehicle, which is having a 4-cylinder inline diesel engine.