Module Title:   Braking System Noise, Vibration & Harshness

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG4301M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   J

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 7

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   PI - Engineering: Mechanics & Manufacturing (MDIS) (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Dr D Bryant

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To develop knowledge and understanding of road vehicle brakes and braking systems with regards to noise, vibration and harshness.

To apply the theory associated with brake noise, vibration and harshness to the design and analysis of vehicle braking systems.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
This module will be delivered through a combination of seminars, workshops and case studies with expert speakers from the University, industry and other institutions and leads on from the Braking of Road Vehicles short course. Learning materials are provided (lecture notes, presentations and case study) which explore concepts, principles and theories in the seminars. A 2500-word assignment forms the basis of the module assessment.

Lectures:   21.00          Directed Study:   72.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   7.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

1.1 Demonstrate a sound understanding of the fundamentals of acoustics and vibration in relation to vehicle vibration and noise emissions.
1.2 Demonstrate a sound understanding of the underpinning physical science, principles and mechanisms of braking system noise vibration and harshness (NVH).
1.3 Demonstrate a sound understanding of the evolution and recent developments in road vehicle brakes and braking systems to combat NVH issues.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

2.1 Demonstrate mastery of the skills required to design, specify and evaluate the performance of road vehicle braking systems for low NVH propensity.
2.2 Identify and apply the correct experimental techniques to investigate NVH.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

3.1 Demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills.
3.2 Better Manage, present and interpret data using improved IT skills.

  Coursework   100%
  Project based 5000 word assignment (must be passed at 50%)

Supplementary Assessment:
As Original

Outline Syllabus:
` Fundamentals of vibration
` Fundamentals of acoustics
` Brake noise classifications
` Brake squeal
` Brake judder
` Modal analysis & experimental techniques
` FE simulations e.g. complex eigenvalue analysis
` Multi-body system transient analysis for judder & squeal
` Low Frequency noise e.g. groan, moan, hum

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