STRUCTURAL-ACOUSTIC FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF THE AUTOMOBILE PASSENGER COMPARTMENT
The objective of this paper is to give illustrative solutions for the types of combined structural and acoustic problems which arise in the finite element analysis of the automobile passenger compartment and to review related methodology. Analysis implementation using the NASTRAN (NASA STRuctural ANalysis) computer program is discussed briefly, including the use of modal compartment wall models and forced boundary conditions. The model is a two dimensional one, assuming a uniform pressue field in the cross-body direction. This simplification appears to be adequate for the frequency range of interest (20 to 80 Hz).
- Proceedings of Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition, 23-27 Feb. 1976, Detroit, Michigan.
Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- Wolf, J A
- Nefske, D J
- Howell, L J
- Publication Date: 1976
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: Acoustic measuring instruments; Acoustics; Computer programs; Finite element method; Structural analysis
- Uncontrolled Terms: Interior
- Old TRIS Terms: Acoustic measurement
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00134717
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #760184
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 22 1976 12:00AM