3 years ago

A method for estimating mount isolations of powertrain mounting systems

Wu Qin, Zhengchao Xie, Guohai Luo, Wen-Bin Shangguan
A method for calculating isolation ratios of mounts at a powertrain mounting systems (PMS) is proposed assuming a powertrain as a rigid body and using the identified powertrain excitation forces and the measured IPI (input point inertance) of mounting points at the body side. With measured accelerations of mounts at powertrain and body sides of one Vehicle (Vehicle A), the excitation forces of a powertrain are identified using conversational method firstly. Another Vehicle (Vehicle B) has the same powertrain as that of Vehicle A, but with different body and mount configuration. The accelerations of mounts at powertrain side of a PMS on Vehicle B are calculated using the powertrain excitation forces identified from Vehicle A. The identified forces of the powertrain are validated by comparing the calculated and the measured accelerations of mounts at the powertrain side of the powertrain on Vehicle B. A method for calculating acceleration of mounting point at body side for Vehicle B is presented using the identified powertrain excitation forces and the measured IPI at a connecting point between car body and mount. Using the calculated accelerations of mounts at powertrain side and body side at different directions, the isolation ratios of a mount are then estimated. The isolation ratios are validated using the experiment, which verified the proposed methods for estimating isolation ratios of mounts. The developed method is beneficial for optimizing mount stiffness to meet mount isolation requirements before prototype.
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