Engineering Services

Engineering Services And Facilities

Whatever sound and vibration challenges you face, Brüel & Kjær are here to help. Our engineering services are designed to add value to your processes and enhance your product and engineering capabilities while transferring knowledge and technology - to every part of your organization.

Proving Grounds


State-of-the-art proving grounds and test facilities

Our Sound and Vibration Engineering Services are unique, as it delivers a mix of expertise, equipment and facilities, making Brüel & Kjær a cost-effective 'one-stop shop' for a wide range of projects and test procedures.

Application Research Center (ARC)

Projects can be conducted at the MSC Application Research Centre (ARC) in Detroit (illustrated above) or at the Millbrook Proving Ground in the UK. Alternatively, our engineers provide on-site assistance for short or extended periods of consultations.

Presently, we have more than 35 specialists dedicated to engineering service projects. Our troubleshooting expertise and product development services, deliver specialist knowledge and state-of-the art equipment and facilities to help with any challenges.

Enhancing product performance and sound

Achieving product goals and improving performance is not always easy. We work to improve and optimize the noise and vibration performance of all products in all industries. This makes testing meaningful and turn test results into actions

Whether it’s for a short project or for an extended period, we offer experienced engineers with specialist application knowledge and industry insight.

In every projects, we provide a Transfer of knowledge and technology with training and on-site assistance, setting the value far beyond a single project. By integrating our sound and vibration measurement know-how directly into your product development processes, Brüel & Kjær help you improve product effectiveness and quality.

Services include:

  • Noise source and transmission path identification
  • Establishing guidelines and countermeasures
  • Facilities for standardized tests
  • Sound and vibration benchmarking measurements
  • Structural testing and correlation of CAE models 
  • Sound quality and vibration quality evaluation metrics
  • Method development for measurements 
  • Vehicle NVH testing and analysis
  • In-lab vehicle NVH testing with simulators
  • Sound design for E/PHE vehicle (both interior and exterior)
  • Vehicle program support (including final presentation, vehicle evaluations and PR)

The MSC Application Research Center (US)

The MSC Application Research Centre (ARC) in Detroit, USA, is our central facility for in-house engineering services. At the ARC, we have test and product development labs, engineering simulation facilities, test chambers and state-of-the-art testing hardware and software.

In addition to the latest in test equipment and applications, this solution facility has dedicated expert staff on hand to help gain insights, find effective engineering strategies and train users.

Millbrook Proving Grounds (MPG)

Our European team is based at the Millbrook Proving Ground, in Bedfordshire, UK.

At MPG, we have our state-of-the-art NVH Simulator, a hemi-anechoic chamber, hundreds of data acquisition channels and access to the test tracks for all types of vehicle testing. The test facilities are used for traditional, electric propulsion and drivetrain - from components and sub-assemblies to the full vehicle.