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Advances in Acoustics and Vibration
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 8572674, 9 pages
Research Article

Dynamic Modal Correlation of an Automotive Rear Subframe, with Particular Reference to the Modelling of Welded Joints

1MilleChili Lab, Department of Engineering “Enzo Ferrari”, Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Via Vivarelli 10, 41124 Modena, Italy
2Ferrari S.p.A, Via Abetone Inferiore 4, 41053 Modena, Italy

Correspondence should be addressed to Sara Mantovani

Received 20 December 2016; Revised 27 February 2017; Accepted 8 March 2017; Published 3 April 2017

Academic Editor: Marc Thomas

Copyright © 2017 Vincenzo Rotondella et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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