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International Forum Automotive Acoustics & Vibration - NVH 2018

  • Participating Companies at the Automotive Acoustics & Vibration-NVH Forum 2018

    All companies that have already confirmed their participation at the International Forum Automotive Acoustics & Vibration - NVH 2018 as of 12 September.

  • Nissan and B&K on the second generation Nissan Leaf & the use of transmissibility matrix approach

     Paul Speed-Andrews from Nissan and Frank Syred from Brüel & Kjær are among our distinguished speakers at the upcoming 4th Automotive Acoustics & Vibration-NVH Forum in Birmingham, UK. With a focus on their latest projects, Mr. Speed Andrews will present on Challenges and the development of the 2nd generation Nissan Leaf, while Mr. Syred will discuss the use of a transmissibility matrix approach to predict tactile seat vibration from seat rail vibration.

  • JLR and NIO on NVH and human factors: NVH design in an ACE product development (Autonomous-Connected-Electric)!

    Our speakers, Aaron Hankinson from Jaguar Land Rover and Alexandre Nunes from NIO who will jointly present on the NVH and human factors: NVH design in an ACE product development (Autonomous-Connected-Electric) at the upcoming 4th Automotive Acoustics & Vibration-NVH Forum in Birmingham, UK, provide a first insight on the topic in this exclusive interview.

  • Information on the JLR Engineering & Product Development Centre

    This year, Internect Ltd. has the pleasure to host the 4th International Forum Automotive Acoustics & Vibration - NVH in cooperation with one of the world's leading manufacturers of luxury automobiles, Jaguar Land Rover. Our delegates will hear about the latest case studies from over 8 OEMs and top-level experts from Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley Motors, Ferrari, Honda R&D Americas, Volvo Cars, NIO, Ford OTOSAN, Nissan Technical Centre Europe, ISVR University of Southampton, Siemens, Brüel & Kjær among many others. They will also have the unique chance to experience an exclusive guided tour at the Jaguar Land Rover Engineering & Product Development Centre in Gaydon!

  • Bentley on the role of the Full Vehicle Simulator and ISVR on active & adaptive sound control
    An exclusive interview from our speakers, Paul Kennings from Bentley Motors Limited who will present on the practical seat development technique linking with virtual solutions in the full vehicle NVH simulator and Dr. Jordan Cheer from ISVR, University of Southampton who will discuss active and adaptive sound control for automotive applications, at the upcoming 4th Automotive Acoustics & Vibration-NVH Forum in Birmingham, UK. 
  • Exclusive: NIO on balancing attributes of an electrical vehicle world &Siemens on the impact of EVs on NVH engineering!

    An exclusive interview from our speakers, Alexandre Nunes from NIO who will present on balancing attributes of an electrical vehicle world and Mostapha Choukri from Siemens Industry Software who will discuss the impact of electric vehicles on NVH engineering, at the upcoming 4th Automotive Acoustics & Vibration-NVH Forum in Birmingham, UK. 

  • Bentley and Ford OTOSAN on aeroacoustic noise sources

    Even though aeroacoustic noise sources and consumers’ perception is becoming increasingly important in the vehicle environment, there is still little research literature in this field. Furthermore, shape generated aeroacoustic noise is an issue that should be dealt with by the automotive engineers in the early design stage via computational methods. These topics will be discussed in this interview; specifically, our speaker at the 4th Automotive Acoustics & Vibration-NVH Forum in Birmingham, UK Ben West from Bentley Motors will present the automotive aeroacoustic sound quality; while Can Koman from Ford OTOSAN will discuss Ford OTOSAN’s efforts on using computational methods for prediction of shape generated aero-acoustic noise of vehicles and acoustic optimization of vehicle shape.

  • Participating Companies at the Automotive Acoustics & Vibration-NVH Forum 2017

     All companies that have already confirmed their participation at the International Forum Automotive Acoustics & Vibration - NVH 2017 as of August 23, 2017.

  • NVH refinement and driving simulators

    Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) refinement is a main attribute in vehicle design as high standards of NVH performance are expected, thus there’s increasing demand in innovation and development within the automotive industry. Driving simulators enable automotive engineers to achieve NVH performance at an early development/ design stage. In the following interview, our speaker at the 4th Automotive Acoustics & Vibration-NVH Forum in Birmingham, UK Thomas Englund from Volvo Car Corporation presents the NVH attribute in the concept phase of platform development; while Ashley Gillibrand from Jaguar Land Rover discusses Driving simulators for NVH – a new approach to NVH CAE.

  • Jaguar Land Rover on its current projects

    Jaguar Land Rover has just committed £140 million pounds to the design and building of one of the largest Acoustics Research and Development Centres in the UK. This will be the largest single investment in Noise and Vibration technologies by any OEM in the UK. Such is the importance of Acoustic, Vibration, Comfort and Sound Technologies in premium vehicles of all types that Jaguar Land Rover intents on securing its technological and engineering position as the provider of the ultimate premium vehicle range. 

  • Designing a sound for brand identity and the role of experimental modal analysis

    Adding noise to quiet Electrical Vehicles is an important factor to improve the safety of these cars and to reduce the risk of possible crashes. Equally important to OEMs is designing a sound for brand identity. Our speaker at the upcoming Automotive Acoustics & Vibration-NVH Forum in Manchester, UK, Iain Suffield from Jaguar Land Rover will provide us with a first overview of his presentation on this topic. On a different note, our speaker Frédéric Kihm from HBM Prenscia will discuss the role of experimental modal analysis for fatigue and strength assessment and the validation of dynamic FE modeling.

  • The role of vibro-acoustic measurement in automotive development

    An important indicator of a vehicle’s performance is its vibro-acoustic behavior. Thus, vibro-acoustic measurement still plays a significant role in automotive research and development, despite the advancements in CAE tools in recent years. In this interview, our speakers Dr. Andrew Elliott from the University of Salford details advanced techniques in vibro-acoustic measurement, and in turn Marco Ballatore from Bentley Motors Limited discusses the vibro-acoustic development of the new Bentley Continental GT providing us a first overview of their presentations

     

  • NVH new technologies

    The soft skills of an NVH engineer at early development, as well the use of new technologies and software tools play an important role in a vehicle NVH configuration. As in the case of head tracking technology used in a local active sound control system, but also in the case of an operator's seat in tractor vehicle where vibrations from mechanical vibration can cause health hazards to the operator. In this interview, our speakers Alexandre Nunes from NIO, Professor Stephen Elliott from ISVR University of Southampton and B. Prakash from Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited discuss these matters and provide us with a first overview of their presentations.

  • Use of CAE tools in NVH design

     CAE tools are widely used and are an essential part of the NVH design process providing state-of the-art NVH simulation and analysis capabilities. The application of CAE methods was used in delivering robust NVH performance at Jaguar Land Rover. Furthermore, Volvo is working on advanced NVH simulation methods as customer expectations continuously increase and new development of innovative simulation methods arise. Alike, an NVH target setting was developed at Daimler for the new 4-cylinder diesel engine. In this interview, our speakers Dr. Antonio Turturro from Jaguar Land Rover, Magnus Olsson from Volvo Car Corporation and Christoph Meier from Daimler AG discuss these matters and provide us with a first overview of their presentations.

  • NVH technology on EVs & HEVs

    The electric and hybrid vehicle technology is rapidly growing, bringing uniques challenges and problems in noise, vibration and harshness. Such problems were investigated in the Tata Vista E vehicle. Similaraly, a unique approach to vehicle noise and vibration development was required for Honda's next-gen Acura NSX. In this interview, our speakers George Winney from Tata Motros European Technical Centre and Steven Eich from Honda R&D Americas discuss these matters and provide us with a first overview of their presentations.


  • Simulation tools on automotive NVH

    Whether it is high-frequency wind noise generated by edge and gap between body panels or exterior parts or the road noise contribution in the cabin, CFD simulation and systemic approach to test-based engineering, such as Transfer Path Analysics, are among the toolσ to address such NVH issues. In this exclusive interview, our speakers Masashi Miyawaza and James Tatlow from Honda R&D and Bentley Motors respectively discuss these matters and provide us with a first overview of their presentation

  • Challenges and solutions in NVH development

    When it comes to comparing electrical and traditional vehicles, there are many aspects to be discussed, as the challenges concerning the NVH development are different. An innovative NVH feature, such as the Engine Sound Enhancement (ESE), may rise a number of questions. In this exclusive interview, our speakers Laurent Gagliardini and Alexandre Nunes from PSA Group and Nextev respectively discuss these matters and provide us with a first overview of their presentation.

  • 15 OEM & Supplier Case Studies on Recent Developments in Noise & Vibration Engineering

    The 2016 Automotive Acoustics & Vibration-NVH Forum brought together the Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) international community on the 20th -21st of September. In this summary, 15 OEMs and suppliers share their case studies, findings and conclusions on improvements in optimizing vehicle noise and vibration levels, as presented in the 2016 event.

     

     
  • Binaural Measurement, Analysis and Playback

    By means of their binaural hearing system, human beings are capable of determing the location a sound is originating from. As soon as a sound source is not located directly in front of the head, the time signal needs to reach the listener's ears is slightly different for each ear, causing an interaural delay. The interaural delay is considered the most important parameter for locating sound sources.

  • Basing Vibration Tests on Realistic Specifications Helps Valeo Deliver Reliability and Performance at Right Cost

    Valeo has pioneered a new approach that tranforms road load data acquired from the vehicle on which the components will be used into a test signal that realistically represents the fatigue loads seen by the component during its life on the actual vehicle. Valeo worked with HBM-nCode to implement this approach in nCode GlyphWorks test data analysis software and uses this software to quickly generate synthesized test signals to drive fatigue test systems. The result is that the component is designed to meet the specific requirements of the vehicle, resulting in a reduction both in manufacturing and warranty costs.

  • Mastering the Sound: 12 Auto Makers' Thoughts on Making a Car Sound and Feel Great

    The 2015 Automotive Acoustics & Vibration-NVH Forum brought together the Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) international community on the 22nd-23rd of September. In this summary, 12 OEMs share their case studies, findings and conclusions on improvements in optimizing vehicle noise and vibration levels, as presented in the 2015 event.


  • Overview of presentations by Bentley, Volvo and Ford Otosan

    The NVH challenges in the automotive industry are many, as targets should be reached even after the introduction of new technologies. Engine downsizing is not only applied for a more efficient powertrain but also to minimize CO2 emissions. One significant NVH concern has always been the Brake Shudder (or Judder). Wind noise prediction using hypoid methods for a full body cat at a far field location". Our speakers from Volvo, Bentley Motors and Ford Otosan provide a first overview of the these topics in their abstracts.

  • Head tracking for the active sound control

     As a local active sound control system in a vehicle is limited by the acoustics of the sound field, head tracking technology could provide a solution to this problem to monitor the position of the listener’s head and adapt the control algorithm to give the best performance at the measured ear positions. Active control algorithms need to be modified in order to account for the head tracking information.

  • NVH challenges in EVs/HEVs
     

    In EVs-HEVs the traditional powertrain sound disappears and new sounds become audible. Feedback to the driver regarding vehicle state is greatly changed, which may cause confusion and frustration and constitutes the addition of sound to a vehicle’s interior environment important to increase driver’s aural feedback. Other than that, EV/HEVs as silent vehicles pose a particular risk for pedestrians. Also, the extra energy efficiency challenge in EV/HEVs has led to the need for energy efficient sound systems, able to provide premium sound systems with conscientious energy usage. In this interview, our speakers Michael Stellamanns and David Quinn from Audi and Nissan respectively discuss these challenges and provide us a first overview of their presentations.

     

  • Interview Bentley Motors

    Marco Tarabra, Function Manager, Chassis & Powertrain NVH at Bentley Motors Ltd., in this exclusive interview discusses the challenges posed by the introduction of ever more demanding features and technologies applied to the automotive business. By elaborating on advanced insulating materials for comfort improvement as well as techniques of noise reduction and engine sound enhancement, he uncoveres the elements that define Bentley's unique sound character.