Access Period: 30 days
Duration: 4 Hours
This web seminar provides an in-depth overview of diesel engine noise including combustion and mechanical noise sources. In addition, the instructor will discuss a system approach to automotive integration including combining sub-systems and components to achieve overall vehicle noise and vibration goals.
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This course is ideal for those want to understand the root causes of many diesel engine noise issues, and how to use this understanding to better diagnose and control diesel engine-related noises.
Those intending to take this web seminar should have at least a bachelor's degree in engineering, or equivalent, and be familiar with basic engineering mechanics and vibrations.
This course satisfies a requirement in the Diesel Technology Certificate Program.
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Click on the Requirements tab to make sure you are properly equipped to interact with this course.0.4 CEUs
"Good course which is very worthwhile for those who possess some knowledge of engines and general NVH."
Hyundai-Kia America Technical Center Inc.
Sound Development Engineer
Caterpillar, Inc. Captured from the most recent offering of the Diesel Engine Noise Control available for release.
By participating in this course, you will be able to:
- Identify and analyze commonly occurring diesel engine noise sources
- Understand how analytical and experimental techniques can be used to solve diesel noise issues
- Prescribe appropriate noise control analysis and solutions for specific diesel engine NVH issues
- The Basics of Diesel Engine Noise
- Combustion Noise Forcing Functions
- Combustion Mode Switching
- Mechanical Forcing Functions in Diesels
- Separating Combustion and Mechanical Noise Sources
- Strategies for Reducing Forcing Functions
- Surface Radiated Noise
- Exterior Covers: Radiated Sound and Simulation Modeling
- Gear Train Noise Issues and Countermeasures
- Drive-By Noise Contribution
- Diesel Engine Design Considerations for Low Noise
- Application Noise Issues
Instructor(s): Thomas Reinhart
Thomas Reinhart is a Program Manager for NVH in the Engine, Emissions, and Vehicle Research division of Southwest Research Institute. Previous roles include Senior Manager for NVH at Visteon Chassis Systems, where Mr. Reinhart was responsible for the NVH analysis and development of axles, driveshafts, and power steering systems. From 2001 to 2004, he was NVH Program Manager at Roush Industries, Inc. where he was responsible for NVH testing and development of diesel and gasoline engines, as well as transmissions, axles and accessories. Diesel fuel system noise was a special focus of this work. Prior to Roush, he was Director of Noise & Vibration Technology at Cummins, Inc. Mr. Reinhart has been involved in solving noise and vibration issues in engines, as well as in a wide variety of engine applications, including pickup trucks, heavy duty trucks, construction equipment, and marine. Mr. Reinhart has developed noise reduction features for diesel engines, four of which have been patented. He has published 15 technical papers on Powertrain NVH topics. Mr. Reinhart received his B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering from Purdue University. He also spent a year studying automotive engineering at the Technical University of Hannover, Germany. His master's thesis focused on the application of acoustic intensity measurements to diesel engines.
- 30 days of online single-user access (from date of purchase) to the two session, approximately four hour, recorded presentation
- Course workbook (downloadable, .pdf's)
- Online learning assessment
- Instructor follow up to your content questions
- .4 CEUs* (with satisfactory assessment score)
SAE Web Seminar RePlays are audio/visual captures of live web seminars. The course sessions are unedited to include the results of interactions with the live participants and to expedite course availability. A learning assessment is available at the end of the course to reinforce learning and retention and gauge your understanding of the topic.
- Windows 7, 8 (Apple OSX and Unix/Linux are not supported but may work)
- Pentium 4 PC
- Minimum 512 MB RAM; recommended 1 GB RAM
- Internet Explorer 8-11, Mozilla Firefox 37+, Google Chrome 42+ (Safari and Opera are not supported)
- Flash® Player 13+
- Broadband-1Mbps minimum