THE DESIGN OF A COST-EFFECTIVE QUIET DIESEL TRUCK

This paper reports the results of a project whose aim was to develop a quiet truck in a cost-effective manner. In the paper a method of approach to identification of noise sources and diesel truck noise control is presented, along with a demonstration of noise control techniques and the results obtained. The final drive-by noise level, as measured by SAE J366a procedures, was 73 dB(A). The approach was to take a standard production truck and modify its exhaust system, fan, transmission, and cab enclosure. Although no modifications were made to the engine, a quieting kit consisting of dampening panels was fitted to it.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Averill, D
    • Patterson, W N
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Pagination: 22 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095789
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE No. 730714
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM