Noise Reduction in Tractor Cabin

트랙터 운전실의 소음 저감에 관한 연구

  • Kim, Wonjin (Depatment of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Keimyung University) ;
  • Eun, Myoungwoo (Depatment of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering, Keimyung University)
  • Received : 2014.06.30
  • Accepted : 2014.07.28
  • Published : 2014.08.15


This study focused on identifying the major noise source in a tractor cabin using experimental methods. The noise levels in a tractor cabin for different engine revolution speeds were analyzed to identify the noise source. The results showed that the power steering unit (PSU) was the major noise source in a tractor cabin. The PSU was moved to the outside from the inside of the cabin in order to reduce the noise in the tractor cabin. As a result, the noise levels on the left and right sides of the operator in the tractor cabin were reduced by 6.8 and 3.9 dB, respectively. Finally, the window method was introduced to evaluate the contribution of the transmission noise. The orders of significance in the tractor noise were the front, bottom, and left area, successively.


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