AUTOMOTIVE
  • 15/11/2018
    Why wait to schedule your 2019 training programs ?
  • 05/11/2018
    Jessica Neufond will represent VibraTec in Le Mans on 15-16 Nov at the Young Researchers’ Days in vibrations, Acoustics and Noise
  • 08/10/2018
    SIA CTTM Automotive NVH congress – Le Mans, October 17th & 18th, 2018
  • 01/10/2018
    Automotive Noise and Vibration Congress India 9-10 October 2018
  • 24/09/2018
    Hybrid aero/vibro-acoustics modeling to deal with turbulent boundary layer noise & vibration
  • 11/09/2018
    CM 2018 in Delft, Netherlands: Rail joint dynamic forces computations, including rail plasticity
  • 23/08/2018
    Dealing with gear noise of real industrial systems: an overview of the difficulties and the achievements
  • 14/08/2018
    ShareLab – invite yourself to VibraTec !
  • 31/07/2018
    VibraTec – European partner for tomorrow’s cities
  • 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
  • 21/05/2018
    2018 Vibratec China Activities
  • 27/04/2018
    LUG2 project at NOVEM 2018
  • 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
  • 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
15/11/2018

Why wait to schedule your 2019 training programs ?

NEW this year !  Courses dedicated to Finite Element Model Updating, Railway Maintenance & Dynamics and also Noise from Gear Systems. The first sessions are at the end of January.

The specific web pages give the schedule for our Open programs held 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.

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.

Feel free to contact our training department for more information.

 

qualified professional training
05/11/2018

Jessica Neufond will represent VibraTec in Le Mans on 15-16 Nov at the Young Researchers’ Days in vibrations, Acoustics and Noise

She will present results of a study of the vibroacoustic behavior of planetary gears, from the determination of internal excitation to the vibration state of the housing.

The method developed reduces computation time (under an hour for a complete simulation) while using the real gearbox geometry.

This study focuses on planetary gear whining noise by determining internal excitation by simultaneously taking into account all meshings to include coupled interactions. The dynamic response is then calculated at any point in the housing via the resolution of the coupled equations of motion in the spectral domain and via an iterative process. Finally, experimental testing was performed to compare calculation and measurement results.

This is the subject of Jessica’s CIFRE thesis, in partnership with the Laboratory of Tribology and Systems Dynamics (LTDS, Ecole Centrale de Lyon) resulting from the common Ladage laboratory. VibraTec‘s expertise on the topic of gears is thus extended to the case of planetary gears.

Finite Element Model
08/10/2018

SIA CTTM Automotive NVH congress – Le Mans, October 17th & 18th, 2018

« Quietness mobility of the Future »

Exterior noise or interior acoustic comfort, Vibratec is on every field.

Concerning Pass-by-noise, Pascal Bouvet will show new methodologies, tools and practical solutions from the funded R&D project EcOBEx

Aurélien Cloix will present a common work with PSA on multi physics modelling for the integration of loudspeakers into automotive doors.

Plus many other subjects to share at the coffee break. Eager to see you there.

 

01/10/2018

Automotive Noise and Vibration Congress India 9-10 October 2018

Two technical papers will be delivered by our Head of Transport Department Dr Pascal BOUVET on the second day of the ANV Congress (10th October 2018). We invite you to join him at there and learn more on these topics!

Paper title: Noise radiated by electric motors: simulation process and overview of the optimization approaches. Session 6: Electric Vehicles, Time: 11:40-12:10

Paper title: Pass-by noise simulation and optimization of acoustic shielding package. Session 7: Vehicle Noise II, Time: 14:00-14:30

 

24/09/2018

Hybrid aero/vibro-acoustics modeling to deal with turbulent boundary layer noise & vibration

Presented by RomainLENEVEU, VIBRATEC, 2018 FFT Acoustic Simulation Conference (October 09-11, 2018 – Toulouse, France)

Turbulent boundary layer is known to be one dominant noise source in aircraft. In the frame of the CANOBLE Cleansky2 program, a hybrid aero/vibro-acoustics method has been developed to load the structural components of the fuselage within a heterogeneous turbulent wall pressure fluctuations field. Implementation will be detailed and validation with experimental data done at the ECL LMFA wind tunnel will be presented.

11/09/2018

CM 2018 in Delft, Netherlands: Rail joint dynamic forces computations, including rail plasticity

Vibratec will present a publication which is divided in two subjects:

  • Benchmark of 3D FE model compared to simplified model, to compute wheel-rail contact forces at rail joints: the objective is to validate the simplified approach in order to perform fast parametric variations
  • Computations of contact force including rail plasticity using 3D FEM: the objective is to assess the influence of plasticity on the contact force amplitude.

The subject started with SNCF, for which 3D FE models were developed to compute dynamic force for fatigue assessment.

VIBRATEC then decided to enhance the model by including rail plasticity (Chaboche model) and compared it to other numerical model, in collaboration with IFSTTAR, who developed the VOCO software which is used for parametric variations

23/08/2018

Dealing with gear noise of real industrial systems: an overview of the difficulties and the achievements

Alexandre CARBONELLI will present the philosophy of the research led by VibraTec in the gear dynamics field at the International Gear Conference in Lyon-Villeurbanne from August 27th to 29th.

 The presentation gives general feedback on the latest studies and on the position of a research engineer working in the gear dynamics field.

 Between academic science and the pragmatic constraints of the engineer’s job, it is important to have a strong expertise in order to work with the correct assumptions and the appropriate tools.

The close collaboration with the Laboratory of Tribology and System Dynamics (LTDS) of the Ecole Centrale de Lyon makes it possible to invest research efforts to answer real industrial concerns.

 

dynamic gear studies
14/08/2018

ShareLab – invite yourself to VibraTec !

Do you wonder about the vibration or acoustic behavior of your products and think that measurements would clarify things ?

VibraTec welcomes you to our lab and gives you free access to our sensors, data acquisition systems and facilities.

One day a month, you can set up shop at one of our test benches (with or without gantry crane) or in our semi-anechoic chamber and use our large stock of equipment (microphones, accelerometers, acoustic arrays, multi-channel analyzers, recorders, etc.) An in-house expert will be on hand to get you started.

Take advantage of this opportunity: schedule the date, then just come and install your equipment, do your testing and leave with results that you can analyze back in the office.

Sign up now: our dates this fall:

  • September 28th
  • October 26th
  • November 30th

sharing measurement equipment
31/07/2018

VibraTec – European partner for tomorrow’s cities

Horizon 2020, the European Research & Innovation Framework Program, plays an important role in local scientific and socio-economic development. Regional information sessions are organized in order to:

  • Motivate the various research and innovation actors with feedback from local experience from current Horizon 2020 participants.
  • Enable discussion and networking among these actors to facilitate the development of European projects.

VibraTec has participated in collaborative projects for more than 2 decades and is well-known in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alps R&D community. At a recent information session, our Scientific Director, Christian CLERC, presented one of our current European projects: MAVICO – COnnected MAintenance using VIbration measurements.

MAVICO uses dynamic response to monitor asset condition. Its original application is for tramways.

Using “expert” algorithms, the connected autonomous sensor can optimize maintenance and prevent incidents. Tomorrow, associated digital tweens will play an important role in managing both rolling stock and infrastructure lifetime.

More information on our railway activity herecontact us for other applications

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.

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 !

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
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

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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.

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

ShareLab - invite yourself to VibraTec !

VibraTec welcomes you to our lab and gives you free access to our sensors, data acquisition systems and facilities.