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International Forum Automotive Acoustics & Vibration - NVH 2019

Conference Programme

Gain insight into case studies from leading international companies, join our round-table discussions, interactive sessions and evening workshops in this 2-day exclusive event for automotive NVH experts.

Following topics will be covered:
Automotive Noise Challenges & Solutions
Psychoacoustics, sound branding and
balance between refinement and acoustic
▪ Individuals’perception of NVH
▪ Sound representation and emotional response
▪ Can sportiness and refinement coexist?
▪ Marketing the sound and sound branding while
Meeting legislative standards
▪The role of sound masking in acoustic design
▶ Reconciliation of vehicle performance
with legal requirements for pass-by noise
▪ External noise regulation
▪Tyre dynamics, tyre noise reduction & mitigation
▪ Sound character and noise regulations
▶ Active & adaptive exhaust systems
▪ Is loudness the only measure of performance?
▪ Alternative approaches to the development of
desirable sound characteristics
▪ Solutions to implementation challenges:
mechatronics & adaptivesystems
▪ Enhancement & replacement of motor sound with
other sources
▶ NVH in chassis, powertrain & body
▪ Developments in multi-body dynamics NVH
modelling of vehicle systems
▪ TPA techniques
▪ Structural dynamics
▪ Target setting, cost-effective NVH development tand
▪ Mitigation or enhancement –the role of active
systems in acoustics and vibration
NVH Integration & Attribute Balancing
▶ Full NVH simulation, testing & validation
▪ Advanced CAE-based methodologies for acoustics
and vibration comfort
▪ Full vehicle NVH simulation from early concept
design stage
▪ CAE for reduction of project time
▪ Hardware-in-the loop and person- in-the loop
▪ Cross-attributes balancing and NVH enablers
▪ New testing tools
▪ Delivery process
▶ Aero-acoustics
▪ Ductacoustics: wave propagation, sound
generation mechanisms, flow noise suppression
▪ Simulation: models, methods and tools
▪ Case-studies: supercharged and turbocharged
induction systems and exhaust systems
▪ Transmission of airborne noise into vehicle interiors
▪ CFD, statistical energy analysis and alternative tools
▪ Wind noise measurement technologies
▪ Application of Active Noise technology to aero-acoustic problems
Combined optimization of acoustic and
thermal performance attributes
▪ Engine bay acoustics and thermal performance:
Conflict or complement?
▪ NVH solutions in the vehicle’s air conditioning
▪ Thermo-acoustics applications in the automotive
▪ How to achieve optimal combination of attributes
▶ Cost-effective co-operation between
OEMs, suppliers and development
▪ Communicating the NVH requirements for the
whole project
▪ The NVH business case: investments & unit costs,
NVH payback
▪ Design of win-win solutions
▶ Active sound technologies versus passive
NVH solutions
▪ Advanced Active Noise Cancellation technologies
▪ Passive efficiency: what does State-of-the-Art look
▪ Active sound technologies versus passive NVH
NVH in Vehicle Electrification
Acoustic requirements for EVs and HEVs
▪ E-driveline development
▪ NVH trends and challenges
▪ Interior and exterior EV acoustics and vibration
challenges: alternative approaches
▪ HEVs: Smart managing NVH in the transitions
between EV mode and ICE mode
▶ Sound quality in a high performance EV
▪ Electrified propulsion: NVH strategies across the full
frequency range
▪ EVs: what does “high performance” sound like?
▪ Lean & mean: vehicle efficiency while meeting EV
sound challenges
▶ Design of advanced pedestrian alert
▪Vehicle sounds and the requirements of visually
Impaired pedestrians
▪ Minimising environmental noise pollution
▪ Intelligent alert systems and alternative solutions
Structural dynamics & materials science
Innovative and cost-efficient structures
and materials
▪ E-driveline development
▪ NVH trends and challenges
▪ Interior and exterior EV acoustic and vibration
challenges: alternative approaches
▪ HEVs: smart managing NVH in the transitions
between EV mode and ICE mode
▶ Challenges and solutions with lightweight
NVH enablers
▪ Lightweight NVH efficiency
▪ Intelligent use of mass and stiffness
▪ Requirements for effective acoustic damping
▪ Isolation and attenuation strategies
NVH in Autonomous Vehicles
NVH challenges in driver-assisted and
fully autonomous vehicles
▪ Driver assistance systems trends and NVH
▪ Consequences for NVH of the arrival of autonomous
▪ What should my car sound like when I’m not driving
it myself?
▪ NVH solutions in autonomous vehicles
Evening Workshops
Workshop A: NVH in Downsized Turbo-Charged Engines
Workshop B: Passive NVH Solutions versus Active Sound Technologies
Workshop C: Noise Optimisation for Electric & Hybrid Vehicles
Workshop D: Full Vehicle NVH Simulation & Testing
*Workshops A and B are running in parallel on the 30th of September 2019 and Workshops C and D are running in parallel on the 1st of October 2019. Our workshops are an excellent opportunity for networking and deep insight concerning the listed topics. Led by the workshop leader, the aim of this 1,5-hour session is to offer the participants the chance to interact with their peers, to raise questions and share views and opinions in a targeted participant field