SAE 2015 Noise and Vibration Conference and Exhibition

June 22-25, 2015

Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

DeVos Place Convention Center

Professional Development Seminars Held in Conjunction with the SAE 2015 Noise and Vibration Conference and Exhibition*

Attend the SAE 2015 Noise and Vibration Conference and Exhibition for 25% off the classic member event rate when you pay separate registration for any of the professional development seminars held at the SAE 2015 Noise and Vibration Conference and Exhibition!

Sound Package Materials for Vehicle Noise Control
Jun 25-26, 2015

The sound package materials for vehicle noise control seminar provides a detail and thorough analysis of three different classes of acoustical materials - namely absorbers, barriers, and dampers, how they are different from each other, and acoustical properties that materials should possess for optimum vehicle noise control. The seminar addresses new advances in acoustical materials, primarily in absorption materials that impact the vehicle acoustics. The seminar covers ways to evaluate the acoustical performance of these materials using different test methods, including material, component, and vehicle level measurements. The two day seminar starts with the fundamentals of NVH and sound quality related to sound package materials and discusses the importance of various noise sources that impact the development of sound package treatments in a vehicle.
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New! Introduction to Contemporary Muffler Design Techniques
June 26, 2015

This seminar provides an introduction to the behavior of mufflers and silencers including a description of the two-port approach to muffler design. This seminar covers the acoustic simulation of muffler and silencer systems and the use of experimental methods to measure muffler performance. Following a review of basic muffler concepts and definitions, this seminar will focus on meeting design objectives such as insertion loss with a specified back pressure requirement. This seminar will show how modern software such as SIDLAB can be used to model both the acoustics and flow in achieving the design objective and the role that 1D engine simulations can play in providing important input. The final topic will cover optimizing muffler design to meet a specified design objective with a specified space constraint. The main focus is on IC-engine intake and exhaust systems, but most of the information is also applicable to any pipe or duct system.
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Brake Noise Problem Resolution
June 26, 2015

Brake noise is one of the highest ranked complaints of car owners. Grunts, groans, squeaks, and squeals are common descriptions of the annoying problem which brake engineers spend many hours trying to resolve. Consumer expectations and the high cost of warranty repairs are pushing the optimization of brake NVH performance. This course will provide you with an overview of the various damping mechanisms and tools for analyzing and reducing brake noise. A significant component of this course is the inclusion of case studies which will demonstrate how brake noise squeal issues have been successfully resolved.
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Introduction to NVH Aspects of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles
June 26, 2015

The influx of different hybrid and electric vehicle configurations has brought about unique NVH challenges from a variety of sources. NVH refinement is an important aspect of powertrain development and the vehicle integration process. While developing the NVH behavior of the vehicle is critical to satisfy customer expectations, it is also important to consider the influence of reduced exterior noise levels on pedestrian safety. This seminar introduces participants to basic NVH principles and unique NVH challenges encountered in the development of HEV, ReEV, and EV including engine start/stop behavior, electric motor whine, driveline NVH, body structure, influence of noise from accessories, and sound quality development, as well as potential countermeasures.
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*The professional development seminars require a separate registration and fee.