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Vibro-acoustic characterization of flexible hose in CO2 car air conditioning systems
Author(s): F. Angelini; A. Bergami; M. Martarelli; E. P. Tomasini
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Paper Abstract

Following the EU directive 2006/40/EC proscribing from 2011 that refrigerant fluids must have a global warming potential not higher than 150, it will not be allowed anymore to employ the current R134a on car air conditioning systems. Maflow s.p.a (automotive hose maker) is developing products for each possible new refrigerant. This paper is focused on hoses for CO2 refrigerants operating in the worst conditions because of the high pressures and temperatures at which they are working (with R134a the high pressure is 18 bar and low pressure is 3 bar; with CO2 the high pressure is 100 bar and low pressure is 35 bar). Therefore the noise emission control of the CO2 air conditioning systems is very important. The aim of this study is to develop a standard measurement method for the vibro - acoustic characterization of High Pressure (HP - Shark F4) and Low Pressure (LP - ULEV) hoses to reduce noise emission and raise car passenger comfort; in particular deep research on high pressure hose. The method is based on the measurement of the vibration level of the hoses in a standard test bench by means of a Laser Doppler Vibrometer (LDV) and its acoustic emission by a sound intensity probe.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 June 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7098, Eighth International Conference on Vibration Measurements by Laser Techniques: Advances and Applications, 70981A (17 June 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.803168
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F. Angelini, Univ. Politecnica delle Marche (Italy)
A. Bergami, Maflow s.p.a. (Italy)
M. Martarelli, Univ. Politecnica delle Marche (Italy)
E. P. Tomasini, Univ. Politecnica delle Marche (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7098:
Eighth International Conference on Vibration Measurements by Laser Techniques: Advances and Applications
Enrico Primo Tomasini, Editor(s)

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