High standards of NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) performance are expected by consumers of all modern cars. Refinement is one of the main engineering and design attributes to be addressed in the course of developing new vehicle models and vehicle components. Written for students and engineering practitioners, this is the first book to address automotive NVH. It will help readers to understand and develop quieter, more comfortable cars. With chapters on the fundamentals of acoustics and detailed coverage of practical engineering solutions for noise control issues it is suitable for students of automotive engineering and engineers who havenat been trained in acoustics, and will be an important reference for practicing engineers in the motor industry. Am The first book devoted to the refinement of noise and vibration in automobiles Am Combines a detailed explanation of the fundamentals of acoustics and the science behind vehicle noise and vibration with practical tips and know-how for noise and vibration control. Am Based on real world experience with a variety of automotive companies including Ford, BMW and NissanTable 1.2 Some six-cylinder Ford executive cars (small) 1979a1999 Peak power Peak torque Weight Estimate of real Vehicle (bhp @ rpm) (lbft @ rpm) (kg) Cost new cost in 1999* 1979 (no comparable model) 1989 Granada 2.4I V6 Ghia (Ref. e) 130 ... (e) Test Update: Ford Granada 2.4i Ghia Autocar aamp; Motor, 11 February 1987 (f) Autocar Twin Test: Ford Mondeo 24v Ghia X vs Peugeot 406 3.0 SVEanbsp;...
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