NVH Development at Achates Power
Achates Power, Inc (API) has developed radically improved internal combustion engines that increase fuel efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and cost less than conventional engines. Achates Power has perfected the opposed-piston engine that enables to achieve the world’s most stringent current and future fuel efficiency, and emissions standards. The opposed-piston engine presents unique challenges in terms of structural design due to its construction. A sophisticated design process that encompasses advance modeling, simulation and testing facilities is necessary to deliver best-in-class NVH characteristics. Achates Power’s engine development is driven by a well-defined and efficient process to provide excellent noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) characteristics. This paper discusses the process followed and the infrastructure available at Achates Power to guide the NVH development.
KeywordsOpposed piston engine A48-3 NVH Verification and validation Modal testing Multi-body systems
The authors would like to acknowledge the contributions and support from Chris Pesko of Achates Power and Siemens LMS Engineering Services.
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