Abstract

A technique to predict the acoustic radiation characteristics of the predominant structural modes of an automobile tire is presented. A stationary tire is excited by an electrodynamic vibrator and, through conventional modal analysis methods, a description of the surface velocity is obtained. With this information, and a representation of the tire geometry, numerical procedures are used to predict the acoustic surface intensity and field pressure, for a given frequency of interest, based on a Helmholtz integral formulation. Predicted far field sound pressure levels are in close agreement with experimental measurements taken in an anechoic chamber. This provided the necessary validation of the technique.

This content is only available as a PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.