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A New Predictive Tool to Design the Silent Powertrain
Published February 26, 1997 by Associazione Tecnica Dell'Automobile in Italy
The work carried out at Centro Ricerche Fiat (CRF) and ELASIS relating to the application of a computational predictive tool, based on the Finite Element Method (FEM), for the simulation of vibrational and acoustic behavior of the powertrain during the running conditions, is described.
The close integrating of the experimental and computational work and the good resulting comparison between experimental and numerical data are discussed.
Finally, a realistic case study which involves different structural modifications is presented. The methodological approach followed during the research and the good results obtained are shown.