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.
Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- Averill, D
- Patterson, W N
- Publication Date: 0
- Pagination: 22 p.
- TRT Terms: Benefit cost analysis; Cabs (Vehicle compartments); Diesel trucks; Emission control systems; Exhaust gases; Fans; Noise control; Sound level; Traffic noise; Transmissions; Trucks
- Uncontrolled Terms: Change
- Old TRIS Terms: Truck noise
- Subject Areas: Highways; Motor Carriers; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00095789
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE No. 730714
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM