Acoustic Fundamentals for Solving Noise and Vibration Problems Web Course RePlay PD331309ON

Topics: Quality, Safety & Maintenance Noise, Vibration, and Harshness (NVH)


This course will provide an introduction to the characteristics of sound waves, human perception of sound, sound and vibration measurements, measurement facilities, and various noise sources and noise control principles. It will include an overview of sound pressure, power, intensity, decibels, and frequencies. Practical examples will be used to familiarize participants with the acoustic fundamentals for solving noise and vibration problems and the associated solution principles.


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

  • Discuss the differences of various acoustic terminologies that are important to solve noise and vibration problems
  • Define a relationship between sound pressure, sound power, and sound intensity
  • Associate decibel to both sound and vibration
  • Prepare effective acoustic specifications encompassing all variables that affect noise and vibration
  • Select correct instrumentation for noise and vibration measurements recognizing the challenges of measurements
  • Define the source-path-receiver relationship
  • Determine the steps of noise and vibration source identification process for a given application
  • Employ different noise control options to address specific noise and vibration issues

Materials Provided

  • 90 days of online single-user access (from date of purchase)
  • Six hours of instructor-delivered content
  • Course workbook (downloadable, .pdf\'s)
  • Online learning assessment
  • Instructor follow up to your content question
  • .6 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 fundamental web course will be especially valuable for technical staff, engineers, and managers with limited experience in noise and vibration. It is designed to be suitable for all areas of the mobility industry. An Associate degree in the field of science or technology is recommended; BS degree is preferred.

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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: 0.6

Duration: 6 Hours
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