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Experimental Study of an Active Window for Silent and Comfortable Vehicle Cabins

Misol, Malte and Algermissen, Stephan and Monner, Hans Peter (2012) Experimental Study of an Active Window for Silent and Comfortable Vehicle Cabins. In: Adaptive, Tolerant and Efficient Composite Structures Springer. pp. 439-447. ISBN 978 3 642 29189 0.

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Abstract

The poor sound insulation of windows especially at low frequencies constitutes a severe problem, both in transportation and in the building sector. Due to additional constraints on vehicles or aircrafts regarding energy efficiency and lightweight construction, the demand of light-weight-compliant noise-reduction solutions is amplified in the transportation industry. Simultaneously, in order to satisfy the customer demands on visual comfort and modern design, the relative size of glazed surfaces increases in all sectors. The experimental study presented below considers the feasibility of actively controlled windows for noise reduction in passenger compartments by using the example of an automobile windshield. The active windshield consists of the passive windshield, augmented with piezoceramic actuators and sensors. The main focus of the subsequent work was the development and evaluation of feedforward and feedback control strategies with regard to interior noise reduction. The structural excitation of the windshield was realized by an electrodynamic exciter (shaker) applied at the roof brace between the A-pillars. By this choice it was possible to emulate the structural excitation of the windshield through the car body, induced by coasting and motor-force harmonics. The laboratory setup does not permit the consideration of hydrodynamic and acoustic loads, which might be important as well. However, the experimental results indicate the high noise reduction potential of active structural acoustic control of structure-borne sound that radiates into a cavity.

Document Type:Book Section
Title:Experimental Study of an Active Window for Silent and Comfortable Vehicle Cabins
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Misol, MalteUNSPECIFIED
Algermissen, StephanUNSPECIFIED
Monner, Hans PeterUNSPECIFIED
Date:June 2012
Journal or Publication Title:Adaptive, Tolerant and Efficient Composite Structures
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:1
Page Range:pp. 439-447
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Wiedemann, MartinUNSPECIFIED
Sinapius, MichaelUNSPECIFIED
Publisher:Springer
ISBN:978 3 642 29189 0
Status:Published
Keywords:active windshield, active window, active noise reduction, acoustic control, ASAC, automobile
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:V SH - Verbesserung der Sicherheit im Verkehr (old)
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V SH - Verbesserung der Sicherheit im Verkehr
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Aktive Vibrations- und Lärmreduzierung an Fahrzeugen (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems > Adaptronics
Deposited By: Silke Stanitzek
Deposited On:12 Jul 2012 08:19
Last Modified:12 Jul 2012 08:19

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