Skip to main content

Mid-frequency vibro-acoustic modelling tools / Innovative CAE methodologies to strengthen European competitiveness

Objective

Noise and vibration have a very large impact on the competitiveness of transportation vehicles, not only driven by the increasing customer demand for vibro-acoustic comfort, but also by the tightening legal regulations regarding noise and vibration emissions and immissions. Since noise and vibration as functional performance attributes often conflict with other attributes, such as weight and CO2 emission, concurrent design and analysis procedures are required. Such processes involve multi-attribute optimisation and are facilitated by the use of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) tools. Also, there is an increasing trend towards virtual prototyping to reduce costs and development times. As a result, good CAE tools are essential in modern vehicle design. Ideally CAE tools would be applicable in the whole frequency range of interest, which is the audio-frequency range. In practice specific methods are applicable in a limited frequency region. A class of deterministic “low frequency” methods is both well developed and well established. At “high frequencies” energy based methods are valuable, but less well-established. There is however a “mid-frequency” gap in current modelling capabilities: too high for deterministic and too low for energy based tools. This is important, since it strongly affects product performance and competitiveness. The lack of CAE tools for mid-frequency issues forms the target for this collaborative project. In this project a well balanced consortium of both academic and industrial partners will develop robust CAE tools, applicable for the analysis of mid-frequency noise and vibration problems. In a second stage, these tools will be applied on industrial problems, filling the currently existing gap. A third important aspect of the project is the dissemination of mid-frequency analysis and modelling skills throughout the EU engineering community to spread crucial knowledge and skills in strengthening EU transportation vehicle competitiveness.

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2007-RTD-1
See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB
Address
Gotaverksgatan 10
405 08 Goteborg
Sweden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 323 768
Administrative Contact
Carl Fredrik Hartung (Dr.)

Participants (11)

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 334 750
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marion Wolpers (Ms.)
VOLKSWAGEN AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 130 075
Address
Berliner Ring 2
38440 Wolfsburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Leonardo Miranda (Mr.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 175 463
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Massimo Casali (Dr.)
SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE NV
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 226 250
Address
Interleuvenlaan 68
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Michel Tournour (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 189 200
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Beatrice Baldi (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 191 198
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jonathan Charles Barnes (Mr.)
KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLAN
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 187 800
Address
Brinellvagen 8
100 44 Stockholm
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nina Karlstedt (Ms.)
RHEINISCH-WESTFAELISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE AACHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 151 500
Address
Templergraben 55
52062 Aachen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Harald Goertz (Mr.)
POLITECHNIKA WARSZAWSKA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 112 460
Address
Plac Politechniki 1
00 661 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Elzbieta Brzezik (Ms.)
Bombardier Transportation Sweden AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 119 898
Address
Oestra Ringvaegen 2
722 14 Vasteras
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Annika Lönroth (Ms.)
VIRTUAL VEHICLE RESEARCH GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 335 250
Address
Inffeldgasse 21 A
8010 Graz
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gerhard Zrim (Mr.)