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NVH LAB

NVH lab at ICAT would be one of the unique facility in India for research and development of vehicles and components. The Centre of Excellence would offer services in the field of

  • Vehicle interior and exterior noise analysis
  • Squeak & rattle analysis
  • Sound transmission Loss, Sound Absorption Coefficient
  • Modal Testing on components, sub-assemblies and vehicles

Capabilities

  • MoRTH/TAP/115-116
  • Automotive BS III to BS VI (ESC, ELR, ETC, FAS, WHTC,
  • WHSC, NRTC, NRSC etc.)
  • ISO 8178 (TREM-III, III A) for CEV, Tractor & Power-Tillers
  • Bharat (Non-road) Stage IV Testing
  • Genset - CPCB-II
  • Genset testing as per IS 11170 & IS 10000
  • FTP test as per IS:14599
  • Tractor smoke test as per EPA 40 CFR – Part 89
  • Tractors and PTO IS : 12036-1999 and IS:9253-1987
  • Durability Test as per customer desired test cycles.
  • Full flow and partial flow Dilution tunnels
  • Altitude Simulation up to 2000 m above sea level (81-102kPA)

Following chambers would be available after commissioning of the lab:

  • PCVSAC (PASSENGER CAR VEHICLE SEMI ANECHOIC CHAMBER)
  • HDVSAC (HEAVY DUTY VEHICLE SEMI ANECHOIC CHAMBER)
  • QUIET ROOM
  • COUPLED ACOUSTIC ROOMS
  • LISTENING ROOM

PCVSAC (PASSENGER CAR VEHICLE SEMI ANECHOIC CHAMBER)

Specifications:
  • PCVSAC (PASSENGER CAR VEHICLE SEMI ANECHOIC CHAMBER)
  • HDVSAC (HEAVY DUTY VEHICLE SEMI ANECHOIC CHAMBER)
  • QUIET ROOM
  • COUPLED ACOUSTIC ROOMS
  • LISTENING ROOM
Purpose:
  • Indoor Pass-By Noise evaluation on running vehicle (source identification)
  • Indoor In-cabin NVH Performance – Analysis & Source Identification
  • Transfer Path Analysis on a running vehicle

HDVSAC (HEAVY DUTY VEHICLE SEMI ANECHOIC CHAMBER)

Specifications:
  • Internal useful dimensions: 16m x 12m x 5 m.
  • Cut-off frequency : 40 Hz (ISO 3745) in one-third octave band
  • Background noise : ≤ 20 dB(A)
  • 2WD dynamometer
  • Maximum speed: 130 km/h
  • Maximum weight : 12000 Kg
  • Maximum Weight per axle : 7000 Kg
Purpose:
  • Noise Source Identification on running vehicle
  • Transfer Path Analysis on a running vehicle
  • Indoor In-cabin NVH Performance – Analysis & Source identification

QUIET ROOM

Specifications:
  • Internal useful dimensions : 17m x 8m x 5m
  • Background noise ≤ 30 dBA
  • Cut-off frequency : 125 HZ in one-third octave band
Purpose:
  • To perform FRF measurements (acoustic and vibration) on system or complete vehicle under free-free condition
  • For development of components, sub-assemblies, assemblies and complete vehicles for NVH performance, analysis and optimization
  • For correlation between prototype and CAE results

COUPLED ACOUSTIC ROOMS

Specifications:
  • Two Reverberant (Transmitting) rooms (horizontal & vertical)
  • One semi anechoic (receiving) room of internal useful dimensions: 8m x 6m x 4m.
  • Cut-off frequency of anechoic chamber: 125Hz in one-third octave band
  • Background noise: ≤ 25dB(A)
Purpose:
  • Measurement of Sound Transmission, Insertion Losses & Sound Absorption Coefficient of Acoustic Materials
  • To evaluate the structure and air borne noise
  • Transfer Path Analysis on a running vehicle

LISTENING ROOM

Specifications:
  • Internal useful dimensions: 6m x 6m x 3.5m high.
  • Background noise : <35dB(A).
Purpose:
  • Benchmarking and evaluation of noise targets for components, sub-assemblies and vehicles
  • Just test sessions.

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