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The Acoustics & Aerodynamics Report - 2012 Edition

  • Market Research Report
  • MR-SB-132
Published February 29, 2012 by SupplierBusiness in United Kingdom
  • English
Acoustic and aerodynamic optimization is integral to vehicle design and thinking in these areas permeates the entire vehicle development process. The importance of aerodynamics has been heightened recently with the increased attention paid to reducing fuel consumption and harmful emissions. This report focuses on acoustics and aerodynamics, including aeroacoustics, and looks at the way in which vehicle companies have changed their vehicle development processes to take acoustics and especially aerodynamics increasingly into account. Included in the report is extensive coverage of specific case studies and examples of how parts like mirrors, pillar trims, front grilles and rear light housings have been designed and modified to improve both the interior acoustics of a given vehicle and that vehicle’s aerodynamic performance. In addition to the case studies from the vehicle manufacturers’ side, the role suppliers play in this sector is also examined.