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Intelligent Materials for Active Noise Reduction

Intelligent Materials for Active Noise Reduction

Objective

Many intelligent materials systems such as fibre composites with embedded pies-ceramics are derived, characterised and applied in smart structures on a laboratory scale without penetrating the existing design rules for engineered structures or being applied in mass products. Intelligent material systems have still an insufficient performance, require an unacceptable electronic periphery, a lack of data on their reliability and cannot be included in the standard design and manufacturing process. The objective of the proposed Integrated Project "Intelligent Materials for Active Noise Reduction (Inman)" is therefore the realization of intelligent, high performing adaptive material systems with integrated electronics able to be applied for noise mitigation purposes, even in highly loaded structures as construction material in the same manner as common passive or light weight materials are used. Aside from the pure development of the material systems itself this research also includes their characterization, simulation tools for the design process, handling and manufacturing techniques as well as their reliability. The newly designed intelligent material systems are applied to active noise reduction concepts based on Active Structural Acoustic Control (ASAC) or Active Noise Control (ANC) for Sound Quality Design. Out of manifold applications, noise problems in land-based traffic and related infrastructure such as buildings, bridges and tunnels are chosen for demonstration. It is expected that for automotives, trains and in civil engineering reduced noise radiation, emission and emission will become even more a design aspect, which cannot achieve by conventional materials and concepts. According to these objectives, Inman is structured in three technology areas dealing with intelligent materials systems, their integration and simulation and life-cycle aspects and in three applications scenarios for application and integration in automotives, trains and infrastructure.

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Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Address

Hansastrasse 27c
Muenchen

Germany

Administrative Contact

Holger HANSELKA (Prof.)

Participants (41)

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AVL LIST GMBH

Austria

BOMBARDIER TRANSPORTATION GMBH

Germany

BUDAPESTI MUSZAKI ES GAZDASAGTUDOMANYI EGYETEM

Hungary

CENTRO ITALIANO RICERCHE AEROSPAZIALI SCPA

Italy

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT - SOCIETA CONSORTILE PER AZIONI

Italy

CONSERVATOIRE NATIONAL DES ARTS ET METIERS

France

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FÜR LUFT UND RAUMFAHRT E.V.

Germany

DORNIER GMBH

Germany

DYNAMICS, STRUCTURES AND SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL SA

Belgium

EADS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH

Germany

EIDGENOESSISCHE MATERIALPRUEFUNGS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT

Switzerland

ERAS GESELLSCHAFT FUER ENTWICKLUNG UND REALISATION ADAPTIVER SYSTEME MBH

Germany

FEV MOTORENTECHNIK GMBH

Germany

FORD-WERKE AG

Germany

FUNDACION INASMET

Spain

IGAM - INGENIEURGESELLSCHAFT FUER ANGEWANDTE MECHANIK MBH

Germany

INSTITUTE OF MECHANICS OF MATERIALS AND GEOSTRUCTURES S.A.

Greece

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

KUNGLIGA TEKNISKA HÖGSKOLAN

Sweden

LEUVEN MEASUREMENTS AND SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL NV

Belgium

LUCCHINI SIDERMECCANICA SPA

Italy

MICROMEGA DYNAMICS SA

Belgium

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK - TNO

Netherlands

PANPHONICS OY

Finland

POLITECNICO DI MILANO

Italy

REGIENOV - RENAULT RECHERCHE ET INNOVATION

France

RIETER AUTOMOTIVE MANAGEMENT AG

Switzerland

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE SA

France

SCHINDLER ELEVATOR LTD

Switzerland

SIEMENS AG

Germany

SMART MATERIAL GMBH

Germany

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DARMSTADT

Germany

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT

Netherlands

TECHNOFIRST SA

France

UNIVERSITAET DER BUNDESWEHR HAMBURG

Germany

UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES

Belgium

UNIVERSITEIT TWENTE

Netherlands

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

VOLKSWAGEN AG

Germany

VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB

Sweden

VTT VALTION TEKNILLINEN TUTKIMUSKESKUS

Finland

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 501084

  • Start date

    15 January 2004

  • End date

    14 January 2008

Funded under:

FP6-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 27 871 021

  • EU contribution

    € 14 995 599

Coordinated by:

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany