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Hologram interferometry in automotive component vibration testing
Author(s): Gordon M. Brown; Jamie Warren Forbes; Mitchell M. Marchi; Raymond R. Wales
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Paper Abstract

An ever increasing variety of automotive component vibration testing is being pursued at Ford Motor Company, U.S.A. The driving force for use of hologram interferometry in these tests is the continuing need to design component structures to meet more stringent functional performance criteria. Parameters such as noise and vibration, sound quality, and reliability must be optimized for the lightest weight component possible. Continually increasing customer expectations and regulatory pressures on fuel economy and safety mandate that vehicles be built from highly optimized components. This paper includes applications of holographic interferometry for powertrain support structure tuning, body panel noise reduction, wiper system noise and vibration path analysis, and other vehicle component studies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 1993
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1756, Interferometry: Applications, (15 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140795
Show Author Affiliations
Gordon M. Brown, Ford Motor Co. (United States)
Jamie Warren Forbes, Ford Motor Co. (United States)
Mitchell M. Marchi, Ford Motor Co. (United States)
Raymond R. Wales, Ford Motor Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1756:
Interferometry: Applications
Ryszard J. Pryputniewicz; Gordon M. Brown; Werner P. O. Jueptner, Editor(s)

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