Motor vehicle noise is discussed in terms of the individual noise sources in trucks, automobiles and other vehicles. The sources include the engine and transmission, the tires (and where they meet the roadway), and the body of the vehicle and its appurtenances. There are several physically different mechanisms by which motor vehicle noise is generated. They are loosely grouped as being mechanical (impact, vibration), aerodynamic (interrupted flow, turbulence) and acoustic (exhaust and induction, tire/roadway interaction, combustion processes). The character of the mechanisms and their relative importance to the overall vehicle noise spectrum are discussed.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Winter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Nov. 11-15, 1973, sponsored by the Applied Mechanics Division and the Automatic Controls Division. Papers presented at this meeting are compiled in "Surveys of Research in Transportation Technology", AMD-Vol. 5.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Muster, D
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Accession Number: 00057157
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1974 12:00AM