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Title: The use of a Digital Image Correlation method with a low-speed camera to obtain characteristics of surface velocity and sound radiation for automotive-type panels
Author: Mat Tahir, Mohd F. bin
ISNI:       0000 0004 7657 2945
Awarding Body: Loughborough University
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 2018
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The perceived quality of a vehicle is highly influenced by the driver s experience of the vehicle interior noise. Significant research has been carried out all over the world in order to characterize structural and acoustic characteristics, to control and minimize the vibration and noise from entering or emitted to vehicles. Designers require tools to inform them whether the design changes are positive or negative in terms of the noise and vibration, and to help validate numerical finite element models of complicated structures. This research explores the use of Digital Image Correlation (DIC) equipment and methods by using a relatively inexpensive low speed camera to investigate the structural-acoustics characteristics applied to automotive-type panels, where otherwise a highly expensive and sensitive scanning laser Doppler vibrometer would be required. Experimental measurements based on Noise Path Analysis (NPA) have been carried out and theoretical and numerical predictions on sound radiation behaviour have been developed. The prediction values have been evaluated and validated with experimental measurements. Using a DIC measurement method to obtain spatially averaged surface velocities, averaged over several cycles through phase locking, the results for the sound power predictions for the selected mode shape and the resonance frequencies provided a good estimation when comparing with the experiment. For mode (1, 1), the sound power prediction was 80.9 dB while the measured one was 77.2 dB with a difference of 3.7.while the other selected modes showed a difference not more than 3.7 dB. It was within the range suggested by considering the mathematical simplification approach during the prediction development stage. To conclude, it was found that the prediction of sound power throughout the vibrating structure can provide a good accuracy by using the DIC method Therefore, it can be an alternative technique to evaluate the sound radiation for characterizing one of the structural properties.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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