Effect of temperature variation on the perceived annoyance of rattle sounds in the automotive industry
Paper i proceeding, 2019

Product quality improvements and electrification in automotive industries, denote the growing need for squeak and rattle free cars. Studying the relation between main sources of rattle sound, like temperature changes and the emitted sound can help to improve the design robustness. In this research, the effect of temperature on the perceived annoyance level of rattle sounds that are generated from selected material pairs from the car cabin is studied. The sound stimuli were collected from a rattle test apparatus by binaural technology in laboratory condition, by a parameter study on temperature, gap and material pairs. Estimated annoyance levels, using the psychoacoustic metric developed through a subjective listening survey, show that perceived annoyance of rattle sounds varies differently for various materials in different ambient and boundary conditions. Employing this approach can lead to a rattle sound database for material pairs to be incorporated with geometry variation results for requirement setting and design robustness improvements in the early development phases of passenger cars before the physical prototypes are available.

Squeak and rattle

Temperature variation

Subjective listening test

Psychoacoustic metrics


Mohsen Bayani

Chalmers, Industri- och materialvetenskap

Casper Wickman

Chalmers, Industri- och materialvetenskap, Produktutveckling

Rikard Söderberg

Chalmers, Industri- och materialvetenskap

Proceedings of the International Congress on Acoustics

22267808 (ISSN) 24151599 (eISSN)


23rd International Congress on Acoustics, ICA 2019
Aachen, Germany,

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