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Sound Package Materials for Vehicle Noise Control 92032

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.

Note: A similar course is available live online or on demand.

Learning Objectives
By attending in this seminar, you will be able to:
  • Identify various descriptors that are used in NVH and sound quality while working with sound package materials
  • Recognize various noise sources and paths in a vehicle
  • Identify three different classes of acoustical materials
  • Describe ways that acoustical materials work and how they differ from each other
  • Road map for vehicle sound package development
  • Distinguish test methods used to evaluate the acoustical performance of material

Who Should Attend
Designed for OEM or supplier employees responsible for various noise activities, such as design, evaluation, trouble-shooting, procuring, supplying, and/or manufacturing noise control treatments and parts, this seminar will also benefit those with responsibilities including the areas of manufacturing, design, engineering, process, noise and release engineering, supervision or management. Attendees should have an undergraduate engineering degree and/or a working knowledge of noise control and automotive acoustics.

Pranab Saha

Pranab Saha is the principal consultant and co-founder of Kolano and Saha Engineers, Inc., an independent professional engineering and consulting company in acoustics, noise and vibration control. A well-known authority on automotive noise control and body interior systems, Dr. Saha has directed and participated nationally and internationally in numerous advanced noise control engineering programs and training seminars for various OEMs and suppliers in India, Mexico, and USA. Dr. Saha is currently the Chair of the SAE Engineering Meetings Board, a Professional Development Instructor, and the Lead Faculty Member of the SAE Vehicle Interior Noise Academy. He is also the past-chairman of the SAE Acoustical Materials Committee and has helped develop several standards in acoustics. Dr. Saha is an active member of ASA, ASME, ESD, INCE, NSPE, SAE International, and a contributing editor of Sound and Vibration publication. He has presented technical papers, organized and chaired numerous technical sessions sponsored by SAE and other professional organizations. Dr. Saha has also won several awards presented by the SAE International and the Michigan Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE) and has been named an SAE Master Instructor. Dr. Saha holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calcutta, a M.S. in Engineering Sciences from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Acoustics Specialty) from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Hotel & Travel Information

Fees: $1370.00
SAE Members: $1096.00 - $1233.00

1.3 CEUs
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.

"This two-day seminar covered practical acoustics from A to Z."
Jeff Anderson

"Perfect for anyone getting into acoustic materials selection."
Timothy Sellis
Materials Engineer
Federal Mogul

"Great class for understanding interior noise."
Greg McClellan
Engineering Coordinator
Honda of America Mfg.

"This course is wonderful for those new to NVH."
Ritesh Sharma
Chassis Engineer
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama

“Excellent technique to deliver concepts. Perfect use of real examples to represent theoretical concepts.”
Ricardo Mercado
Application Development Engineer

To register, click Register button at the top of this page and submit the online form, or contact SAE Customer Service at 1-877-606-7323 (724/776-4970 outside the U.S. and Canada) or at

Duration: 2 Days
September 11-12, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Shanghai, China