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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, WB1204 - Vehicle Sound Package Materials or on demand, PD331204ON - Vehicle Sound Package Materials Web Seminar RePlay.

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.

  • Fundamentals of NVH and Sound Quality
    • Defining acoustical performance of acoustical parts
    • Definition of terms
    • Human response to sound
    • Various noise and vibration instrumentation
  • Vehicles Noise Sources and Solutions
    • The noise system
    • Vehicle noise sources
    • Road and wind noise
    • Miscellaneous noise sources
    • Noise control solution - source, path, receiver
    • Noise control system using sound package materials
  • Materials for Vehicle Noise Control
    • Absorber, including case studies and test methods
    • Barrier, including case studies and test methods and the effect of holes
    • Damper, including case studies and test methods
    • Isolator
  • Different Automotive Measurements
    • Vehicle
    • Component
    • Material
Pranab Saha

Pranab Saha

Pranab Saha is an entrepreneur, co-founder, and a Principal Consultant of Kolano and Saha Engineers, Inc., an independent professional engineering and consulting company in acoustics, noise, and vibration. A well-known authority on automotive noise, body interior systems, and sound package materials, Dr. Saha has directed and participated nationally and internationally in numerous advanced noise control engineering programs and training seminars for various OEM companies and their suppliers in three different continents. Dr. Saha is an active member of SAE International, ASA, ASME, ESD, INCE-USA, and NSPE/MSPE. He is the past Chair of the SAE Engineering Meetings Board, SAE Noise and Vibration Conference, SAE Acoustical Materials Committee, and the past contributing editor of Sound and Vibration magazine. He has written a document on how to write an SAE technical paper, has helped develop several SAE standards in acoustics, is a Professional Development Instructor, and Lead Faculty Member of the SAE Vehicle Interior Noise Academy. He has presented technical papers and has organized and chaired numerous technical sessions sponsored by SAE and other professional organizations. Dr. Saha has also won several awards presented by SAE International, the Michigan Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE), and the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD).  He is an INCE-USA Board Certified Member, a Fellow Member of SAE International and ESD, and has been named an SAE Master Instructor. Dr. Saha holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Acoustics Specialty) from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Hotel & Travel Information

Fees: $1415.00
SAE Members: $1274.00 - $1274.00

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

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Duration: 2 Days
September 24-25, 2020 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) - Pudong, China