The Gateway to Enhanced NVH Quality
Advances in Predictive Simulation Tools &
Innovative Technology for Automatic Enhancements of NVH Quality

Customers now expect a high level of refinement; this, coupled with other trends, such as light weighting, smaller higher powered engines, electric/hybrid installations, and a competitive drive to reduce lead times, presents many challenges for NVH (Noise, Vibration, and Harshness) Engineers. CAE is widely recognised as an essential part of the NVH design process. However, methods and procedures must be continually reviewed and developed if design and business challenges are to be met.

Those companies involved in NVH development and optimisation are faced with NVH challenges from pre-production to design to post-production benefited from this seminar.

Some of the issues addressed were:

  • Missed Performance Testing – NVH issues found later in the product cycle which become costly to the organisation and were missed at pre-production stage.

  • Acoustic Quality – reduction of noise to meet legislation without increasing development costs.

  • NVH issues discovered – Customers discovering NVH issues leading to brand damage and reducing in sales and profits.

  • Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) Analysis involves some of the largest and most complex models being used for Finite Element Analysis. Models regularly involve millions of finite elements, with thousands of components and properties, along with the connections between those components. Using Altair HyperWorks state-of-the art modelling, solving and optimisation technology, NVH analysis has no limits.

    OptiStruct®is an industry proven, modern structural analysis solver for linear and non-linear structural problems under static and dynamic loadings. It is the market-leading solution for structural design and optimisation. OptiStruct provides unique and advanced functionalities for NVH analysis and optimisation, including AutoTPA analysis, a large scale Eigen solver (AMSES).

    Several model reduction techniques, design sensitivities and ERP response which makes it easy to optimise structures for NVH performance. OptiStruct supports the most advanced features necessary for efficient and effective full vehicle noise and vibration analysis. All the key HyperWorks Technology has been brought together in a single NVH solution, NVH Director.

    NVH Director makes full-vehicle NVH simulation possible in the most advanced and streamlined form. It includes a number of integrated components to help NVH users execute a typical full vehicle analysis process efficiently, and enhance their ability to drive product design and performance, while dramatically reducing the simulation cycle time.

    Why they Attended?

    Learnt the latest developments in NVH technology and saw how they are being applied to solve challenges in industry leading companies.

    Discussed how to apply these techniques to improve their own NVH process and performance to deliver profitable products.

    Network with prominent individuals in the UK engineering and NVH community.

    *Altair Partner Alliance (APA) gives you access to a broad spectrum of complementary software products using your existing HyperWorks Units (HWUs) at no additional cost.

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    28 June 2016


    Event Sponsors

    ACEL Matelys Ploytec Brüel & Kjær TotalSim Romax Technology Fraunhofer ITWM