Summary and Info
This book has been written with three objectives in mind. Firstly, to emphasise the issues that the customer faces in vehicle refinement: those issues that directly influence the customer's purchasing decision. Secondly to include all of the mathematics needed to fully understand the subject along with as many full derivations of the key equations as practicable. Thirdly to construct a full reference list in order to direct further study. As a result it should prove useful for the practising automotive engineer to read and then keep as a reference text. It should also prove useful as a teaching resource since much of the material is drawn from a lecture-series originally written for the Automotive Product Engineering MSc course at Cranfield University (UK). The scope of the book is wide, covering all the main sources of noise and vibration in road vehicles. It also provides an introduction to both acoustics and dynamics so that a wider readership can gain an appreciation of the physical processes that cause, propagate and control noise and vibration.The book is indexed and organised into six cross-referenced chapters, each one with its own reference list. A number of classroom-type demonstrations and group exercises are included.