Vehicle Refinement

Controlling Noise and Vibration in Road Vehicles


  • Matthew Harrison, Senior Lecturer, School of Mechanical Engineering, Cranfield University, UK

High standards of NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) performance are expected by consumers of all modern cars. Refinement is one of the main engineering and design attributes to be addressed in the course of developing new vehicle models and vehicle components. Written for students and engineering practitioners, this is the first book to address automotive NVH. It will help readers to understand and develop quieter, more comfortable cars. With chapters on the fundamentals of acoustics and detailed coverage of practical engineering solutions for noise control issues it is suitable for students of automotive engineering and engineers who haven’t been trained in acoustics, and will be an important reference for practicing engineers in the motor industry.
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Senior undergraduate and postgraduate students of automotive engineering. Practicing automotive engineers, vehicle designers, and NVH (noise vibration and harshness) engineers in the automotive and transportation industry. Mechanical engineers. Sound and vibration engineers and practitioners.


Book information

  • Published: August 2004
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-6129-4

Table of Contents

Vehicle refinement: purpose and targets; The measurement and behaviour of sound; Exterior noise: assessment and control; Interior noise: assessment and control; The measurement and behaviour of vibration; Sources of vibration and their control