Title: Vibro-acoustic analysis of coupled tyre model of acoustic cavity and tread structure

Authors: Salman Ebrahimi-Nejad; Amir Karimyan

Addresses: Vehicle Dynamical Systems Research Lab, School of Automotive Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 1684613114, Tehran, Iran ' Vehicle Dynamical Systems Research Lab, School of Automotive Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran; School of Mechanical Engineering, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Tehran, Iran

Abstract: A coupled model of tyre tread band and acoustic cavity is presented in this paper. Modal and harmonic analyses show that this simplified coupled structure can resemble the noise characteristics of the tyre with great accuracy. Then, we use the coupled model to study the impact of effective structural and fluid properties on acoustic pressure and sound pressure level, as well as tyre tread deformations. Results indicate that the use of helium and hydrogen moves the first resonant frequency to above 250 Hz and displaces the second peak to above 400 Hz, and hydrogen leads to more than 3 dB decrease in sound pressure level.

Keywords: acoustic pressure; airborne noise; analytical solution; automotive; coupled model; finite element method; noise; structure-borne noise; tyre tread band; vibro-acoustic analysis.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVNV.2017.089508

International Journal of Vehicle Noise and Vibration, 2017 Vol.13 No.3/4, pp.216 - 240

Available online: 19 Jan 2018 *

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