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Vehicle Ride Comfort and Acoustics I

Vehicle Ride Comfort and Acoustics I
Typ: lecture English spoken Links:

Thursday: Campus East, Build. 70.04 Room 219


summer semester


Beginn: April 19, 2018

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Frank Gauterin

SWS: 2
LVNr.: 2114856
Prüfung: viva voce


April 19, 2018

April 26, 2018

May 02, 2018 08:00 - 11:15

May 17, 2018

May 24, 2018

June 7th, 2018

Learning Objectives:

The students are familiar with the basics of sound and vibration. They know how they are generated, how they are perceived by human beings, and which requirements are given by vehicle users and the society. Using the example of ride comfort, student have get to know basic approaches to reduce noise and vibration by an appropriate combination of elastic, damping, and inertial elements. They are ready to apply different tools and procedures, to do calculative and experimental analysis of dynamic vehicle systems and to interpret the results adequately.


1. Perception of sound and vibration

2. Fundamentals of acoustics and vibration

3. Tools and methods for measurement, calculation, simulation, and analysis of sound and vibration

4. The relevance of tires for the acoustic and mechanical driving comfort: phenomena, influencing parameters, types of construction, optimization of components and systems, conflict of goals, methods of development

If possible, an excursion will be offered which gives insights in the development practice of a car manufacturer or a system supplier.


1. Zeller P (Ed.), Handbuch Fahrzeugakustik, Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden 2018

2. Russel C. Hibbeler, Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics, Pearson, Munich 2017

3. Mitschke M, Wallentowitz H, Dynamik der Kraftfahrzeuge, Springer Vieweg, Wiesbaden 2014

The lectures „Vehicle Ride Comfort and Acoustics I“ and „Vehicle Ride Comfort and Acoustics II“ can be attended both separate or combined. A visit of part I is not required to attend part II.

The script will be supplied in the lectures.