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Engine Cooling Fan Noise and Vibration Problem Caused by a Switching Power Supply
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published May 05, 2003 by SAE International in United States
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A 50 Hz Solid-State Relay (SSR) was used to provide pulse-width-modulated power to engine cooling fans for continuous speed control, to reduce airflow noise and improve efficiency. However, this caused the cooling fans to vibrate at the switching frequency and harmonics, thus degrading vehicle NVH performance. This paper describes the problem associated with SSR- powered cooling fans, including root-cause analysis, and identification of areas sensitive to vibration affected by the switching power supply. Based on our analysis, we found several solutions to the problem. Our production solution and some generic recommendations for shroud design are presented in the paper.
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CitationWei, W. and Ghoreishi, S., "Engine Cooling Fan Noise and Vibration Problem Caused by a Switching Power Supply," SAE Technical Paper 2003-01-1672, 2003, https://doi.org/10.4271/2003-01-1672.
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