Tools and techniques for understanding the fundamentals of automotive sound quality
Jennings, P. A., Dunne, G., Williams, R. and Giudice, Sebastiano D.. (2010) Tools and techniques for understanding the fundamentals of automotive sound quality. Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Proceedings. Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, Vol.224 (No.10). pp. 1263-1278. ISSN 0954-4070Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/09544070JAUTO1407
Understanding the sounds that create the most positive subjective and emotional responses for customers and, importantly, linking this knowledge to objective engineering specifications is a major challenge. This paper presents research to create the tools and techniques to achieve this. It starts with work carried out to understand the language of sound perception and a means to capture it succinctly. Two perceptual dimensions were established that enabled the positioning of current, competitor, and target vehicles in a subjective space to be determined. Early work involved the study of fixed sounds, both real and simulated, in a listening room. However, this approach has been improved by enhancing the level of context and interactivity. Perception of the sounds of on-road cars is affected by stimuli for other senses (e. g. visual and vibrational), and the fact that an assessor is also concentrating on driving. Furthermore, drivers experience a full range of vehicle sounds, rather than fixed stimuli. The development and use of interactive simulation tools are therefore introduced. They provide a more confident assessment of preferences but also allow a greater understanding of the contributing factors to these preferences, e. g. those aspects of real-world driving that are most important in forming overall impressions of vehicle sound.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > WMG (Formerly the Warwick Manufacturing Group)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Proceedings. Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Number of Pages:||16|
|Page Range:||pp. 1263-1278|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Funder:||UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council through Warwick's Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre, UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council|
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