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CAE Methodologies for Mid-Frequency Analysis in Vibration and Acoustics

Objective

Effective and efficient vibration and acoustic analysis, modelling and design methods are required to produce world-leading products with good noise and vibration performance. Noise and vibration levels must remain within safe limits, there are issues regarding human comfort and a need for robust, optimal, efficient designs. There is also an increasing trend towards virtual design and prototyping, to reduce costs and development times. For all these reasons good analysis and modeling tools are essential. Ideally such tools would be applicable over the whole frequency range of interest, which is the audio-frequency range for automotive and aerospace structures, for instance. In practice, specific methods are applicable in a limited frequency region. Finite element analysis (FEA) is a “low frequency” method which is both well developed and well established. At “high frequencies” statistical energy analysis (SEA) is a valuable, but less well-established, tool. There is however a “mid-frequency” gap in our modelling capabilities: too high for FEA, too low for SEA. This is important, since it strongly affects product performance and competitiveness, and forms the target for this ITN. Substantial challenges exist in this “mid-frequency” range. New analysis approaches are essential to produce world-leading products. This ITN brings together academic and industrial partners who will together host researchers, drawing together skills and expertise in a range of different technical approaches. The industrial partners bring specific applications, behind which are generic difficulties associated with the mid-frequency region. The academic partners bring a diverse range of potential research approaches and the capability of research training, provision of courses and dissemination to the wider community. Together they can develop and promote research, knowledge and application of mid-frequency vibration and acoustics analysis techniques within EU industry.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/acoustics

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2007-1-1-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 508 941,61
Administrative Contact
Tine Heylen (Ms.)

Participants (11)

ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE PARIS-SACLAY
France
EU contribution
€ 212 719,50
Address
4 Avenue Des Sciences
91190 Gif-sur-yvette
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Agnes Tang Tong Hi (Ms.)
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 342 214,39
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dawn Barker (Ms.)
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 212 719,50
Address
31 Rue Des Cosmonautes Zi Du Palays
31402 Toulouse Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Marie Catherine Palau (Prof.)
ECOLE CENTRALE DE LYON
France
EU contribution
€ 212 719,50
Address
Avenue Guy De Collongue 36
69134 Ecully
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bénédicte Martin (Dr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DES SCIENCES APPLIQUEES DE LYON
France
EU contribution
€ 212 719,50
Address
20 Avenue Albert Einstein
69621 Villeurbanne Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Françoise Martin (Ms.)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 219 412,44
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nina Karlstedt (Ms.)
SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 321 776,80
Address
Interleuvenlaan 68
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michel Tournour (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 211 975,85
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Miriam Paggi (Dr.)
DAIMLER AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 208 406,48
Address
Mercedesstrasse 137
70327 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang Schoenlen (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 413 089,45
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lorna Leverett (Ms.)
VIRTUAL VEHICLE RESEARCH GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 194 816,98
Address
Inffeldgasse 21 A
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Zrim (Mr.)