Vehicle Sound Package Materials Web Course RePlay PD331204ON

Topics: Quality, Safety & Maintenance Noise , Materials


This four-session course provides a detailed understanding of the source–path-receiver relationship for developing appropriate sound package treatments in vehicles, including automobiles, commercial vehicles, and other transportation devices. The web course provides a detailed overview of absorption, attenuation (barrier), and damping materials and how to evaluate their performances on material, component, and vehicle level applications. A significant part of this course is the case studies that demonstrate how properly designed sound package materials successfully address vehicle noise issues.


By participating in this course, you'll be able to:

  • Identify various descriptors that are used in acoustics while working with sound package materials
  • Identify three fundamentally different sound package materials that are used in the industry
  • Explain how these materials work and how to improve their performance
  • Describe how various measurements are made and why they are necessary on a material level, component level, and vehicle level
  • Prescribe appropriate sound package materials for specific NVH issues
  • Construct proper protocols for combining different sound package materials for different components so that the final vehicle meets the required acoustic target

Materials Provided

  • 90 days of online single-user access (from date of purchase)
  • Four hours of instructor-delivered content
  • Course workbook (downloadable, .pdf\'s)
  • Online learning assessment
  • Instructor follow up to your content questions 
  • .8 CEUs* (upon completion of all course modules and satisfactory assessment score)

*SAE International is authorized by IACET to offer CEUs for this course.

Is this Web Seminar RePlay for You?

This course will be especially valuable for those new to the vehicle sound package area and those interested in how absorbers, barriers, and dampers work, how they are different from each other, how they interact with each other in an application, and what one needs to be aware of while making measurements so the results are meaningful. The web course is also designed for OEM or supplier engineers and those in roles involved with design, evaluation, trouble-shooting, procuring, releasing, supplying, and/or manufacturing noise control materials and parts for passenger cars and light trucks, heavy trucks, off-highway vehicles, farm machinery, and other transportation systems including aircraft, watercraft and rail transit. An undergraduate degree and familiarity with basic acoustics and vibration, or acoustical materials would be beneficial.

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"Relevant, realistic and informative."
Md Zakir Ahmed
Sr. Manager - Process Engineering
Volkswagen India Pvt Ltd

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Pranab Saha
Pranab Saha

With over 40 years of experience, Dr. Pranab Saha is recognized worldwide as an authority on automotive noise, body interior systems and sound package materials. He is an entrepreneur and co-founder of Kolano and Saha Engineers, Inc. In his role as principal consultant of the company, he leads automotive, commercial vehicles, other transportation systems, appliances and product noise related programs. He is the direct link between the client and company’s staff and resources. Throughout his career, Dr. Saha has directed and participated in numerous advanced noise control engineering programs and training programs including seminars and webinars for various OEM companies and suppliers worldwide. Dr. Saha is an active member of SAE International, ASA, ASME, ESD, INCE-USA, and NSPE/MSPE. He has presented technical papers and has organized and chaired numerous technical sessions sponsored by SAE and other professional organizations. As a lifelong contributor to SAE International, Dr. Saha assisted in the development of several SAE Standards on acoustics and an SAE document, “How to Write an SAE Technical Paper,” which guides professionals through the writing process. He is the lead faculty member of the SAE Vehicle Interior Noise Academy and an associate editor for the SAE International Journal of Vehicle Dynamics, Stability and NVH. In 2021, Dr. Saha received the SAE International Medal of Honor, the SAE International Ralph K. Hillquist NVH Lifetime Achievement Award, SAE published his book on Acoustical Materials: Solving the Challenge of Vehicle Noise. Dr. Saha is an INCE-USA Board Certified Member, an INCE-USA Director, 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.

Access Period: 90 Days      CEUs: 0.8

Duration: 8 Hours
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