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International Forum Automotive Acoustics & Vibration - NVH 2018

Conference Program

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Forum Day Two/ Wednesday, September 26, 2018


Registration with Coffee & Tea


Keynote Speech
Morning Session Chaired by:

Jonathan Layfield

Head of Vehicle Physics

Bentley Motors Limited, UK



Automotive Aeroacoustics Sound Quality

  • Background to automotive aeroacoustics & motivation for research project
  • Focus group interviews to understand the consumer perception of aeroacoustics
  • Semantic differential listening studies to identify the principal components of aeroacoustic subjective performance
  • Conclusions on automotive aeroacoustic sound quality and potential further work 

Ben West

Engineer - Acoustics

Bentley Motors Limited, UK


Interactive Session: Internéct at Speed
Introduce yourself to the other participants with the series of brief one to one meetings. Get to know the other participants and "break the ice"


Refreshment & Networking Break - Exhibition


Ford OTOSAN’s Efforts on Using Computational Methods for Prediction of Shape Generated Aero-Acoustic Noise of Vehicles and Acoustic Optimization of Vehicle Shape
  • Prediction of aero-acoustic shape noise and acoustic optimization of vehicle shape by conventional experimental methods in the wind tunnel
  • Steady State CFD methods applied to aero-acoustic noise prediction and shape optimization
  • Transient CFD methods applied to aero-acoustic noise prediction and shape optimization
  • Correlation of CFD methods and wind tunnel test results
  • Correlation of CFD methods and on-road test results

Hakki Can Koman

Senior Interior Quietness Engineer

Ford Otosan, Turkey




Sponsor Impact from Electric Vehicles on NVH Engineering

  • Comparison of NVH between classical ICE vehicles and EV
  • How to address the sound quality of electric vehicles
  • Technology update on new methods to address wind noise, road noise & other new noise sources
  • How to address the noise from the AVAS system

Mostapha Choukri

Business Development Manager Automotive Industries

Siemens Industry Software, Belgium



Refreshment & Networking Break - Exhibition

NVH and Human Factors: NVH Design in an ACE Product Development (Autonomous-Connected-Electric)

  • Impact of autonomous driving, electrification and digital connectivity
  • Development and inclusion of new NVH engineering approaches, tools and methods
  • Cost and weight compensation implication
  • Changes on human interface and process of information
  • Cost/delivery challenges


Aaron Hankinson

Chief Engineer, Driven Attributes, Product Engineering

Jaguar Land Rover, UK

Alexandre Nunes

Associated Director, Vehicle Attributes

NIO, China


Balancing Attributes on Electrical Vehicle World
  • User expectations
  • Attributes engineering fundamentals
  • Cross-attributes development as strategy
  • Trade-offs and learnings

Alexandre Nunes

Associated Director, Vehicle Attributes

NIO, China


Networking Lunch - Exhibition
Keynote Speech
Afternoon Session Chaired by:

Per-Olof Sturesson

Senior Director Driving Dynamics and Noise & Vibration Centre

Volvo Car Group, Sweden

Interactive Session –Team Debate with Q&As
Find your teammates from different companies among the other delegates and share your views in a lively debate while solving a technical question.

NVH Problem Solving Techniques in a Lightweight World

● Problem classification techniques
● Problem avoidance at the design stage
● Design trends
● Enabling technologies
Richard Henry Cornish

Senior Lecturer

 Birmingham City University, UK


Voting for the Best Automotive NVH Supplier Award & Award Ceremony 


Voting for the Best Speaker Award & Award Ceremony


Closing Remarks By the Organiser
Maria Nikolopoulou
Managing Director
Internect Ltd.



Refreshment & Networking Break - Exhibition

Evening  Workshops: Led by the Workshop leader, the aim of this session is to offer you the chance to interact with your peers, raise questions, share views and opinions in a targeted participant field. 

Workshop C: NVH for Electric, Hybrid and Autonomous Vehicles Workshop D: Human Factors Design in NVH

Alexandre Nunes

Associated Director, Vehicle Attributes

NIO, China





Jonathan Layfield

Head of Vehicle Physics


Marco Ballatore

Functional Manager Chassis NVH

Bentley Motors Limited, UK