Engineering Services

Engineering Services for Sound and Vibration

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

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

Noise and Vibration Services

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.

Our 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

Sound and Vibration Services

Our Sound and vibration Engineering Services are unique, and delivers a mix of expertise, equipment and facilities. This makes Brüel & Kjær a cost-effective one-stop shop with flexible project options. Our engineers prefer to use our own equipment, however we also have experience with 3rd party hardware and software.

Facilities and Engineering Expertise 

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.

With the acquisition of Sound Answers, a Detroit-based consultancy, in 2015, 13 experts with extensive engineering experience joined the Brüel & Kjær service team. To further expand our capabilities with test and simulation facilities, we acquired UK-based consultancy company Sound & Vibration Technology Ltd, located at Millbrook Proving Ground.

Finally, with the acquisition of Discom in 2016, Brüel & Kjær strengthened our end of production service offerings, supplying vibration test systems for quality analysis of transmissions.

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.

Application Research Center (ARC)

Millbrook Proving Grounds (EU)

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

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

  • Hardware Maintenance and Repair

    Our services are designed to minimize downtime, maximize the life of your equipment, and avoid unplanned repair costs.

  • On-Site Installation

    Installations carried out by our skilled project engineers and/or application specialists ensure your system is working to specifications.

  • Troubleshooting Sound and Vibration Measurement

    Troubleshooting of specific sound and vibration problems and root cause analysis of sound and vibration issues. Identification and implementation of countermeasures to mitigate the problems.

  • Measurement Method Development

    Engineering services for development of procedures and methods, jury evaluation, integration of test and CAE data, test bench development and training.

  • Quality Target Development

    Engineering services for establishing objective sound and vibration quality metrics and targets that correlate with end-user subjective preferences.

  • Standardized Test Customization

    Development of test procedures, and evaluation and optimization of customer procedures. Testing to customer and industry standards to ensure compliance.

  • Program Support: Vehicle NVH Testing

    Initial subjective and objective benchmarking, vehicle-level and system/component-level target setting, NVH troubleshooting and development to achieve programme targets, and launch support.

  • Telecom and Audio Services

    Are you ready to put your new mobile device, microphone, headphone or speaker into production, but require assistance in designing the test stand and fixturing to ensure consistent audio quality? We are here to help.