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Prediction of Dynamics of Bellows in Exhaust System of Vehicle Using Equivalent Beam Modeling
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Prediction of Dynamics of Bellows in Exhaust System of Vehicle Using Equivalent Beam Modeling
Hong, Jin Ho; Kim, Yong Dae; Lee, Nam Young; Lee, Sang Woo;
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The exhaust system is one of the major sources of vibrations, along with the suspension system and engine. When the exhaust system is connected directly to the engine, it transfers vibrations to the vehicle body through the body mounts. Therefore, in order to reduce the vibrations transmitted from the exhaust system, the vibration characteristics of the exhaust system should be predicted. Thus, the dynamic characteristics of the bellows, which form a key component of the exhaust system, must be modeled accurately. However, it is difficult to model the bellows because of the complicated geometry. Though the equivalent beam modeling technique has been applied in the design stage, it is not sufficiently accurate in the case of the bellows which have complicated geometries. In this paper, we present an improved technique for modeling the bellows in a vehicle. The accuracy of the modeling method is verified by comparison with the experimental results.
Bellows;Equivalent beam;Finite element analysis;
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