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  • 11/07/2018
    Get your school year off to a good start – with some professional training !
  • 28/06/2018
    ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping (PVP2018) Conference – VibraTec to publish our technical developments
  • 15/06/2018
    Bayesian focalisation applied to wind tunnels – AIAA/CEAS conference Atlanta
  • 13/06/2018
    ISNVH Congress in Graz Austria: June 20th – 22nd, 2018
  • 29/05/2018
    Customized asset management and monitoring solutions: learn about at Achema, from 11th to 15th of June 2018
  • 21/05/2018
    2018 Vibratec China Activities
  • 17/05/2018
    Piping Vibration Training Kuala Lumpur on 16th Jul 2018
  • 09/05/2018
    VibraTec at the ENOVA Toulouse event on the 30th and 31st of May 2018
  • 02/05/2018
    Vibratec awarded by the CLEANSKY 2 to develop an instrumented engine cradle for the turboprop demonstrator ground test with SAFRAN Helicopters Engines
  • 27/04/2018
    LUG2 project at NOVEM 2018
  • 10/04/2018
    Managing MEMs microphone calibration – MicrodB will share its findings at the 14th French Acoustic Congress in Le Havre from April 23rd to 27th.
  • 06/04/2018
    Come and meet VibraTec at TRA 2018
  • 30/03/2018
    VibraTec, Matelys and RJP modelage present SILENCE MAKERS
  • 06/03/2018
    MicrodB and Siemens Industry Software will present a paper at DAGA2018
  • 01/03/2018
    The JASA (Journal of the Acoustical Society of America) chooses MicrodB as the latest Technical Area Pick in Signal Processing
  • 20/09/2017
    VibraTec E-Noise Training in Shanghai China
  • 18/09/2017
    Why wait to schedule your 2018 training programs ?
  • 22/08/2017
    Presentation of two publications at the VDI – International Conference on Gears in Munich, Germany, September 14th, 2017
  • 18/07/2017
    VibraTec’s training programs referenced by DataDock
  • 13/07/2017
    Dynamic and vibroacoustic behavior of planetary gear trains – VibraTec is on the job
  • 29/06/2017
    Presentation of a publication at the ATZ Automotive Acoustics Conference in Zurich, Switzerland, July 11th, 2017
  • 24/05/2017
    The Global Innovative Automotive Acoustics (NVH) summit will take place in Berlin, June 13-14, 2017.
  • 18/04/2017
    VIBRATEC among top NVH Specialists at the ChongQing Automotive Acoustic Summit on 27-28 April
  • 10/01/2017
    We will be at SIAT India on Jan 21st
  • 02/11/2016
    MicrodB to present R&D work at the Aachen Acoustics Colloquium later this month
News
11/07/2018

Get your school year off to a good start – with some professional training !

The aim of our training courses is to disseminate our knowledge and understanding of industrial vibration, acoustics, signal processing and related fields to our course delegates.

  • The 11th of September will be the occasion to learn about standards and requirements regarding “Personnel Vibration Exposure” to negotiate with suppliers more effectively, improve worker / colleague protection and fully comply with applicable legislation.
  • The 12th & 13th, our “Experimental Vibration Analysis” course will present the main causes of vibration problems in industry, an overview of various measurement techniques and notions of how to mitigate problems.

2 programs dedicated to the Oil & Gas industry will finish the month:

  • The 12th and 13th will be dedicated to “Noise Control in the Oil & Gas Industry”, presenting basic acoustics, methodology to handle project specifications and identify noise sources and an overview of different computation and measurement methods, as well as the strategic importance of managing installation noise control.
  • The 14th and 15th will address “Vibration Control in the Oil & Gas Industry”: vibration phenomena, the technical support that computation and measurements can provide, efficient technical approaches to prevent and/or solve vibration problems.

continued education
28/06/2018

ASME Pressure Vessels and Piping (PVP2018) Conference – VibraTec to publish our technical developments

VibraTec will publish 3 papers at the PVP Conference in Prague next month. The articles will present an innovative method to model fluid-structure interaction in industrial piping, and also non-intrusive diagnosis.

Heavy fluid flow within industrial piping interacts with structure walls, applying an asymmetric, unsteady load. Vibrations provoked by this flow are an important phenomenon that is hard to model accurately. VibraTec is proud to present our innovative findings; a new simplified approach to modelling turbulent sources. Our progress in non-intrusive characterization of fluid loads will also be published.

Rémi SALANON and André BARAMILI will be on hand on the 17th and 18th of July to discuss your piping issues and answer questions.

More information available on the conference website.

piping excitation model
15/06/2018

Bayesian focalisation applied to wind tunnels – AIAA/CEAS conference Atlanta

Between 25th and 29th June 2018 will be held the 24th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference in Atlanta.

It is certainly one of the most famous scientific conferences in the field of flow induced acoustics. MicrodB is proudly contributing to a research paper, together with Ecole Centrale de Lyon, University of Sherbrooke and Safran Aircraft Engines. The work, entitled ‘Broadband Airfoil-Noise Source Localization by Microphone Arrays and Modeling of a Swept Free-Tip Blade’ will be presented by Gyuzel Yakhina.

It is the occasion to apply advanced microphone array techniques in complex wind tunnel configurations.

13/06/2018

ISNVH Congress in Graz Austria: June 20th – 22nd, 2018

VibraTec will attend the 10th ISNVH Congress in Graz Austria, June 20-22. Jean-Luc Wojtowicki will be on stage to present two papers on our core expertise:

  • The characterization and simulation using super element of structure borne noise sources and transfer paths in partnership with Renault and Valeo
  • The optimization of the noise of e-machines and their supply (PWM)

Henri Saucy will be in the room to encourage him and to gather your comments and questions.

Eager to see you there.

29/05/2018

Customized asset management and monitoring solutions: learn about at Achema, from 11th to 15th of June 2018

Surveillance or maintenance: ignorance is bliss?

Do not stay in the dark! Have better nights: discover our Smart Solutions to plan your maintenance and ensure the quality of your activity.

To find out more, come see us at the ACHEMA trade show in Frankfurt, 11th to 15th of June 2018, hall 11.0 booth A58. We will answer your questions, especially in the production, process and energy industries.

If you want free invitation, contact us.

21/05/2018

2018 Vibratec China Activities

Started off with the NVH symposium held in Suzhou on 10 &11th May. Vibratec Head of Automotive Department Pascal Bouvet was invited by the SAE-China NVH Committee to deliver a speech at the NVH symposium. The events allow us to meet and discuss in group around the topics about vehicle NVH control technology. Hereby, we would like to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the SEA-China NVH Committee for the invitation to speak for such a large scale event.

Alongside with our Chinese partner Yiduo Technologies, we organised and delivered a training on E-noise and Gearbox noise in Shanghai from 14-16th May. It was very encouraging to see more than 50 attendees from major automotive players in China. Thank you Yiduo Technologies for your support in hosting the training and made it a huge success.

Stay tuned for upcoming events !

17/05/2018

Piping Vibration Training Kuala Lumpur on 16th Jul 2018

VIBRATEC PIPING VIBRATION TRAINING IS BACK POPULAR DEMAND ! 

This 1-day intensive course focuses on the theoretical and practical aspects of piping vibration.  We will present the theoretic foundations that provoke these phenomena and the analysis & control methods that address them. Case studies and on-site examples from Vibratec’s experience will illustrate the presentations.

Who should attend:

  • Specialist engineers (HSE, mechanical, structural, piping)
  • Operation support (maintenance, technology, operation)
  • Contractors 
  • Project team
  • Asset management consultancy

Related industries for the course:

  • Oil & Gas
  • Petrochemical
  • Chemical
  • Energy (gas, coal, nuclear power plants)

Event details:

  • Venue: Aloft Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
  • Date: 16th Jul 2018 (Monday)
  • Time: 9am to 5pm (registration starts at 8:30)
  • Networking lunch provided
  • Fee: RM 500 nett (HRDF claimable)
    Early bird discount: RM 50 (register and pay before 15th Jun 2018)
    Group discount: RM 50 (3 or more delegates)

This course is eligible for HRDF claims under the SBL Scheme, subject to prior application to HRDF grant by the HRDF registered employers! If you need further information and details to process the claim, please feel free to contact Mrs Teoh Chew Chin, E-mail: chew-chin.teoh@vibratec.my, Tel: +603 2303 1786

 

Optische Kontrolle Rohrleitung
09/05/2018

VibraTec at the ENOVA Toulouse event on the 30th and 31st of May 2018

Come and meet us on booth B10 and discuss your needs for optimizing the design of your equipment in noise, vibration, and reliability. We will also present innovative instrumentation solutions, embedded or not, for the diagnosis and control of the life cycle of your products. Among the presented solutions: the SoundCam solution developed by our subsidiary MicrodB to perform a rapid acoustic diagnosis of a complex mechanical system; and an original solution for diagnosing the components of a transmission chain.

02/05/2018

Vibratec awarded by the CLEANSKY 2 to develop an instrumented engine cradle for the turboprop demonstrator ground test with SAFRAN Helicopters Engines

In the framework of the development of a new turboprop engine demonstrator (ENGine ITD JTP CLEANSKY 2) for the 1800-2000 thermal hp class, a full Integrated Power plant System (IPPS) will be ground tested. Derived from the ARDIDEN 3 Turboshaft engine, the engine will be equipped with new propeller and power gear box including air intake and nacelle.

VibraTec will be in charge to design, to manufacture and to qualify an instrumented engine cradle with two major objectives: the monitoring of the engine loads in operational conditions and the reduction of the vibration path to optimize the crew and passenger comfort.

27/04/2018

LUG2 project at NOVEM 2018

MicrodB, INSA Lyon and CNRS will present a paper entitled « SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS OF ACOUSTIC INVERSE PROBLEMS » at NOVEM 2018 Ibiza from 7th to the 9th May

The characterisation of an acoustic source is achieved by retro-propagating the acoustic field measured with a microphone array to a mesh of the surface of interest. This latter step is performed by solving an inverse problem. Such inverse problems are built on the basis of a forward model prone to uncertainties arising from the physics of the experiment.

Assessing the effects of these uncertainties on the resolution of the inverse problem represents a challenge. This paper introduces a practical solution to measure these effects by conducting a sensitivity analysis. The sensitivity analysis method applied here provides a mean to identify and rank the main sources of uncertainty through the estimation of sensitivity indices. Two inverse methods are investigated for the reconstruction of a monopole source: Beamforming and Bayesian focusing. The propagation of uncertainties is carried on numerically. The consistency between the real experiment and its numerical approximation is assessed by means of a small batch of measurements performed in a semi-anechoic chamber.

LUG2
10/04/2018

Managing MEMs microphone calibration – MicrodB will share its findings at the 14th French Acoustic Congress in Le Havre from April 23rd to 27th.

VibraTec will be represented by MicrodB at the French Acoustic Congress in Le Havre to present its work on local MEMs microphone calibration and the integration of an associated filter to correct its response.

The democratization of information technologies and communication (ICTS) offers new possibilities for acoustic metrology, and more specifically methods implicating a large number of microphones. Digital MEMs sensors and embedded ARM FPGA processors provide a new solution for these situations, increasing performance while reducing implementation costs.

However, the integration of these technologies, which are not intended for metrology, requires rigorous calibration to identify and correct the intrinsic frequency response of the MEMs welded on an electronic board (PCB).

Array calibration
06/04/2018

Come and meet VibraTec at TRA 2018

If you are interested in meeting VibraTec at TRA 2018 in Vienna on the 17th and 18th of April, Lucille LAMOTTE  will participate in the oral presentations and bilateral meetings organized in parallel by ETNA2020 Transport Networking and Brokerage Event focusing on the Horizon H2020 ‘Smart green and integrated Transport’ calls 2018-2020.

As an SME used to working on R&D projects on both national and international levels, we know the importance of finding the right partners for each project. ETNA is the perfect opportunity to broaden our network and increase visibility for potential European partners.

Transportation network
30/03/2018

VibraTec, Matelys and RJP modelage present SILENCE MAKERS

Discover our global offer to design, optimize and manufacture of your customized acoustic package (industrial machinery and vehicles). We will also present our successful experience within the Ecobex project aiming to control the pass-by noise in the automotive field.

Place: Novotel at Massy (91300), France

Date: Wednesday April 11th, 2018 – 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Contact

Register

06/03/2018

MicrodB and Siemens Industry Software will present a paper at DAGA2018

MicrodB and Siemens Industry Software will present a paper entitled “Sound Source Localization Analysis in the Combustion Cycle of ICE Powertrains” at DAGA 2018 in Munich from the 19th to the 22nd of March

In order to help engine manufacturers optimize powertrain noise, MicrodB and Siemens Industry Software NV propose Sound source localization techniques supported by advanced processing.

The application of a cyclic Wiener filter relying on reference cylinder pressure sensors effectively separates microphone array data into combustion and mechanical components. Sound source localization of these separated components makes it possible to identify the main sources related to combustion and mechanical noise.

The powertrain noise – mechanical and/or combustion – can also be analyzed in segments of the combustion cycle itself. This requires pre-processing in the angle domain, after which sound source localization is applied on angular ranges.

During the presentation those two processes will be described and applied to engine test bench experimental data.

01/03/2018

The JASA (Journal of the Acoustical Society of America) chooses MicrodB as the latest Technical Area Pick in Signal Processing

The article, entitled “Instantaneous Bayesian regularization applied to real-time near-field acoustic holography”, was published on August 16th 2017. It has been chosen among all articles related to signal processing published throughout 2017.

MicrodB’s technological developments make it possible to reconstruct non-stationary acoustic sources (closing doors, rotating sources, transitory phenomena) using acoustic imagery.

The main scientific development is to have solved the inverse problem by using a Bayesian approach that significantly increases the method’s stability. The method is also enhanced to allow the reconstruction of long signals.

We are proud to see that Thibaut LE MAGUERESSE’s PhD thesis, fully integrated in the VibraTec group’s R&D program, has achieved such professional recognition.

sound-pressure-fields
20/09/2017

VibraTec E-Noise Training in Shanghai China

VibraTec, through its partner YiDuo is organizing its very first customized E-Noise training in China comprising a 3-day session on “Noise from Electromagnetic Origin” to be delivered in Shanghai from 25th – 27th September 2017. This training targets management, engineers and technicians working in the field of design and application of electric machines or vibroacoustics. The intended program will cover the following topics:

  • Day 1: Electrical machines (architecture, operating principle and control) with their associated power converter and control strategies;
  • Day 2: Noise from electrical machines and power converters (magnetic excitations, vibrational behavior, radiated noise, important parameters);
  • Day 3: Examples and questions / answers.

Practical cases including illustrations from VibraTec’s own Research & Development projects in the automotive field (powertrain, power converters and electric motor) are also part of the itinerary.

The training will be delivered by one of VibraTec’s E-Noise specialists, Sylvestre LECURU.

18/09/2017

Why wait to schedule your 2018 training programs ?

Referenced as an official training center and registered on the DataDock platform to enable public funding for our course attendees (from French companies), VibraTec offers courses centered around industrial vibration, acoustics, signal processing and related fields targeting engineers and technicians.

The 2018 catalogue gives the schedule for our Open programs given in France.

We also organize all of our courses on demand on-site for clients worldwide who wish to train groups of employees together, focusing on their specific field / job.

Feel free to contact our training department for more information.

22/08/2017

Presentation of two publications at the VDI – International Conference on Gears in Munich, Germany, September 14th, 2017

The VDI – International Conference on Gears – is a congress gathering the main actors in the field of gears. VibraTec has taken part in this event since 2008, with the first studies engaged through the MABCA project, focusing on the vibroacoustic characterization of cylindrical gears. This year, VibraTec will present two papers on whining noise:

  • an industrial application on a train bogie with cylindrical gears,
  • the adaptation of a simulation method in order to deal with planetary gears.

18/07/2017

VibraTec’s training programs referenced by DataDock

VibraTec has been referenced as an official French training center for many years: we are now also registered on the DataDock platform, which centralizes information concerning French training centers to facilitate funding by “OPCA” (accredited fund-collecting / funding agencies), associations in charge of funding professional training throughout workers’ careers.

Yet another sign of VibraTec’s commitment to quality in all aspects of our activity.

13/07/2017

Dynamic and vibroacoustic behavior of planetary gear trains – VibraTec is on the job

Manufacturers are more and more demanding when it comes to dynamic and vibroacoustic characterization of gear transmissions; this strong interest impacts several sectors, such as renewable energies (wind turbines, etc) or the automotive industry where specifications impose radiated sound levels, where clean transport implicates compact transmissions with moving axes such as planetary gear trains that require characterization.

If the vibroacoustic aspects of cylindrical gears are well understood, minimization of acoustic noise generated by planetary gear transmissions requires complementary studies.

With the aim of developing and validating efficient tools to predict the dynamic behavior of planetary gear trains, VibraTec, in collaboration with the Tribology and Dynamic Systems Laboratory (LTDS) within the framework of LabCom (common laboratory) LADAGE, is both proud and pleased to welcome Jessica NEUFOND in her CIFRE thesis addressing “Dynamic and vibroacoustic behavior of planetary gear trains”.

29/06/2017

Presentation of a publication at the ATZ Automotive Acoustics Conference in Zurich, Switzerland, July 11th, 2017

VibraTec will be giving a presentation on noise from electric vehicles at the ATZ Automotive Acoustics Conference in Zurich on July 11th.

The emergence of high frequency pure tones and an overall low noise level characterizes the drivetrain of e-vehicles. This sets specific challenges for the NVH automotive engineer.

Over the last decade, VibraTec has accumulated a vast experience in this field, and developed specific tools to calculate the dynamic response of e-machine, and sound and vibration propagation in and out of the vehicle, and help OEMs and equipment suppliers optimize their products.

Real-life examples from industrial cases will be presented illustrating different ways to mitigate sound generation, working on the power supply strategy, active electromagnetic parts, or machine structure.

24/05/2017

The Global Innovative Automotive Acoustics (NVH) summit will take place in Berlin, June 13-14, 2017.

VibraTec will participate to this event and Dr. Pascal Bouvet will present VibraTec’s innovations in the field of noise from Electric powertrain. The capabilities of VibraVolt and VibraGear softwares, respectively dedicated to the computation of noise of electric machine and noise of gearbox, will be presented as well as several industrial applications.

This premier B2B event will bring together NVH experts to ensure maximum knowledge transfer and professional exchange; elaborate on the best practices within the automotive acoustics industry, and academia to discuss, hear and learn about their experiences on automotive acoustics, to network and enjoy excellent mix of case studies, interactive panel discussions, speed networking and workshops.

vibroacoustique electrique moteur
18/04/2017

VIBRATEC among top NVH Specialists at the ChongQing Automotive Acoustic Summit on 27-28 April

The 2017 Chongqing Automotive Acoustic Summit is hosted by the China Automotive Engineering Research Institute Co., Ltd (CAERI), Chongqing University, and the French Society of Automotive Engineers. It is organized by the State Key Laboratory of Vehicle NVH and Safety Technology and will be held on 27-28 April 2017 in Chongqing, China.

Top NVH experts from Europe, Japan, USA and China will address the summit on the latest achievements and innovative technologies in sensitive areas such as new energy vehicle NVH, light-weight conception, new power train technologies and the future trends of global market and technology evolution.

VIBRATEC will participate in this event: Dr. Pascal Bouvet will present VIBRATEC’s innovations in the field of Electric powertrain noise. The capabilities of VibraVolt and VibraGear software, respectively dedicated to the computation of electric machine noise and gearbox noise, will be presented as well as several industrial applications.

Emachine acoustic radiation
10/01/2017

We will be at SIAT India on Jan 21st

In the context of the upcoming reduction of Pass-By-Noise limits in EU regulations, VibraTec has participated in research programs focusing on a new procedure for the optimization of the shielding package, based on a precise 3D localization and quantification of the acoustic sources of the powertrain and on their implementation in an Energy Boundary Element model, computing acoustic propagation.

Join the Head of our Automotive Department, Mr Pascal Bouvet, who will be presenting a technical paper on this topic at the upcoming SIAT conference in India on the 21st January 2017.

3D automotive holography
02/11/2016

MicrodB to present R&D work at the Aachen Acoustics Colloquium later this month

MicrodB will be presenting the results of a common research work with Renault on using 3D acoustic holography to reduce vehicle pass-by noise at the Automotive Acoustics Colloquium in Aachen on November 22nd-23rd.

In the framework of the ECOBEX research program, a new precise and efficient procedure for the 3D localization and quantification of sound sources in space has been devised and tested to help feed acoustic BEM models and design optimum acoustic shielding for vehicle powertrain.

To localize sound sources with better accuracy in space, MicrodB has developed a method based on synchronizing distinct patch measurements with standard microphone arrays located around the source and reconstructing the 3D sound field using acoustic holography and an innovative Bayesian approach. The resulting sound map is presented on a 3D model of the car engine. Alternatively, the same method can be used in engine test benches to conveniently and efficiently localize and quantify sound sources: The synchronization of patch measurements greatly simplify the lab work in an environment with limited space and accessibility while guaranteeing precise localization.

3D automotive holography

Technicians - we are recruiting !

If you are a noise &/or vibration specialist, this could be the perfect occasion to enrich your experience: our group, well-known for its expertise in acoustics and structural dynamics, works on very diversified projects.