Standard Formats for Presenting Acoustical Data
- Ground Vehicle Standard
SAE developed this document at the request of automobile manufacturers to help compare products from multiple suppliers using standard data presentation formats. This document includes several preferred formats for presenting acoustical data on materials, components, systems, or vehicles. These formats cover the range of acoustical tests commonly conducted in the automotive industry. These tests follow SAE and ASTM test practices as well as vehicle specific test methods.
For each test, the details of samples and test conditions are entered into an electronic template together with the acoustical results data. These data are then linked to standard graphical display(s) for each test. All manufacturers and suppliers in this industry are encouraged to present data and results in these formats.
Although this practice was developed specifically for use in the automotive industry, the formats are useable in otherindustries and applications as well.
This standard can be purchased separately or as part of a collection of companion spreadsheets, which allow the user to enter their own data and generate specific acoustical test results.
Data Sets - Support Documents
Acoustical Materials Committee
The Acoustical Materials Committee is dedicated to developing, coordinating, reviewing, approving, maintaining and revising documents related to ground vehicle noise and vibration control materials through the participation of material suppliers, part suppliers, system integrators, consultants, test laboratories and ground vehicle manufacturers. Committee activities shall provide a forum for the cooperative interchange of ideas and experience of the participants, resulting in the publication of Standards, Recommended Practices and Information Reports that embody established ground vehicle industry practices and requirements to serve the suppliers and customers of ground vehicle materials. At its discretion, the committee shall also sponsor and support SAE International technical meetings such as conferences, workshops and symposia to further the exchange of information and ideas.