TRUCK NOISE IV-A: PROJECT SUMMARY - THE REDUCTION OF NOISE LEVELS ON THE INTERNATIONAL HARVESTER QUIETED TRUCK
Truck noise is a complex interaction of many noise sources which can be isolated and studied on an individual basis. Significant reductions in diesel truck noise can be achieved with the current state-of-the-art by using a systematic approach on each major source of noise. Cooling system noise was reduced through a series of modifications which permitted a reduction in fan speed with no sacrifice in cooling ability. Exhaust system noise was reduced by using improved, large volume mufflers and muffler wraps. Intake system noise was reduced by adding a silencer between the air cleaner and the engine together with changing the type of rain cap. Engine noise was reduced by acoustical shielding in the form of either close-fitting covers or a partial enclosure. These modifications were accompanied by increases in weight and length of the truck, along with increases in initial cost and maintenance cost. In the long run, a portion of these cost increases can be recovered by improved fuel economy resulting from lower cooling fan horsepower. Future development efforts should be directed toward improved ways of reducing the engine noise, improved mufflers having reduced weight, methods of reducing pipe shell noise and improved exhaust joints.
- See also report no. 2 dated May 75, PB-244 270.
International Harvester CompanyTruck Engineering Center
Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States 46801
Office of the Secretary of TransportationOffice of Noise Abatement, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Shrader, J T
- Publication Date: 1976-6
- Pagination: 146 p.
- TRT Terms: Acoustic measuring instruments; Acoustics; Cooling; Cooling systems; Diesel engines; Diesel trucks; Engines; Fuel consumption; Gears; Mufflers; Noise; Noise control; Traffic noise; Trucks
- Uncontrolled Terms: Noise reduction
- Old TRIS Terms: Acoustic measurements; Coolers; Engine noise; Gear noise; Truck noise
- Subject Areas: Energy; Environment; Highways; Motor Carriers; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00146485
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/TST-76-89 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-20222
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM