Simulation of tyre/road noise by means of a FEM/BEM approach

J.H. Schutte, E. Verhulp, Ysbrand H. Wijnant, Andries de Boer

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Traffic noise has become an important issue for mental health. Tyre/road noise, caused by the interaction between tyre and road surface, is a significant contributor to road traffic noise. Current tyre regulation aims at noise abatement. In order to predict tyre/road noise accurately, advanced numerical models are needed. Most current tyre/road noise models, however, are not accurate enough to predict tyre/road noise based on physical models. Hence, a new method has to be proposed. A numerical tyre/road noise model has been built based on physics. It consists of a structural vibration model using finite elements and a sound radiation model using boundary elements; both models are coupled by the tyre vibrations. The numerical model, which takes into account structural mechanisms only, has been validated for a slick tyre rolling on various road surfaces at different speeds. For the experimental validation, a device has been developed by which tyre/road noise can be measured on a moving car. The simulation results are in accordance with the measurement results in a sense that they show the same trends. The numerical model can be used to develop more silent tyres and roads. Due to its modular built-up the model is applicable for patterned tyres as well.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown
EditorsJ. Eberhardsteiner, H.J. Böhm, F.G. Rammerstorfer
Place of PublicationVienna, Austria
PublisherVienna University of Technology
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-3-9502481-9-7
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sept 2012
Event6th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, ECCOMAS 2012 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 10 Sept 201214 Sept 2012
Conference number: 6

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PublisherVienna University of Technology


Conference6th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, ECCOMAS 2012
Abbreviated titleECCOMAS


  • METIS-286810
  • Onderzoek van algemene industriele aardMechanical engineering and technology
  • IR-81536

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