Acoustic Mode and Structure Mode Analysis of Heavy Duty Truck Muffler

  • Guoquan Wang
  • Cheng Zhao
  • Liangcheng Zhang
  • Yong Chen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 196)


To reveal the muffler acoustic performances and structure vibration characteristics, the computational fluid dynamical (CFD) model and finite element method (FEM) model were established. Acoustic analysis results show that the muffler not only has complex acoustic vibration modes, but also the mode frequency approximately equals the engine’s incentive frequency at rated speed, so the resonance may occur and the noise eliminating effect will be reduced. Structure vibration modal analysis shows that the muffler system has high natural frequency and the natural frequency is widely distributed. So while the engine runs at rated speed or idling speed, its natural frequencies are close to the engine exhausting incentive frequencies. It is the main cause that the muffler cannot reduce the noise effectively and needs further optimization.


Muffler Acoustic mode Structure vibration mode Finite element method (FEM) Modal test 



The authors would like to acknowledge the support of Beijing Municipal Commission of Education under the grant No. PXM2012_014224_000023 and Beijing Information Science & Technology University graduate innovation fund project under the grant No.5028211000.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guoquan Wang
    • 1
  • Cheng Zhao
    • 1
  • Liangcheng Zhang
    • 2
  • Yong Chen
    • 1
  1. 1.Beijing Information Science and Technology UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Beijing Foton Motor Corp.LtdBeijingChina

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