Automotive / Ground Vehicles
The growing emphasis on passenger cars, trucks, motorcycles, busses, trains, etc., to be more pleasant and exciting to drive or ride while emitting less noise into the environment makes NVH a key differentiator for vehicle manufacturers. NVH engineering encompasses more than the implementation of a subjective list of features. Social, environmental, legislative and fiscal demands make NVH engineering a focus area for many manufacturers so that in the end, NVH engineers must also converge the following issues in their target setting:
- Dwindling oil resources is driving the development for more efficient powertrain designs
- Growing interest in hybrid vehicles
- Increasing traffic loads are putting high speed trains back on national agendas
- Demands on lower noise in cities put strict requirements on exterior vehicle noise
An efficient NVH development process is key to competitive advantage. Based on a combination of a large number of consumer-driven development projects and superior knowledge of the industry, Brüel & Kjær covers the whole vehicle NVH development process - from Vehicle NVH Simulators for target setting to Spherical Beamforming solutions for 360 degree noise mapping.