Computational Approach to Vibration Control of Vehicle Engine-Body Systems
In recent years, the noise and vibration of cars have become increasingly important [20, 23, 29, 30, 35]. A major comfort aspect is the transmission of engine-induced vibrations through powertrain mounts into the chassis (see Figure 1). Engine and powertrain mounts are usually designed according to criteria that incorporate a trade-off between the isolation of the engine from the chassis and the restriction of engine movements. The engine mount is an efficient passive means to isolate the car chassis structure from the engine vibration. However, the passive means for isolation is efficient only in the high frequency range.
However the vibration disturbance generated by the engine occurs mainly in the low frequency range [8, 19, 23, 30]. These vibrations are result of the fuel explosion in the cylinder and the rotation of the different parts of the engine (see Figure 2). In order to attenuate the low frequency disturbances of the engine vibration while keeping the space and price constant, active vibration means are necessary.