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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
  • 20/03/2018
    Comprehensive innovative monitoring solutions to be presented at ACHEMA
  • 14/03/2018
    VibraTec very first railway seminar in Malaysia !
  • 01/03/2018
    The JASA (Journal of the Acoustical Society of America) chooses MicrodB as the latest Technical Area Pick in Signal Processing
  • 18/09/2017
    Why wait to schedule your 2018 training programs ?
  • 18/07/2017
    VibraTec’s training programs referenced by DataDock
  • 04/07/2017
    VibraTec – tackling railway measurement & simulation issues for more than 30 years !
  • 07/06/2017
    Controlling joints to improve railway infrastructure reliability
  • 01/06/2017
    Dynamic response: a pertinent indication of structural mechanical reliability
  • 03/05/2017
    VibraTec Asia Pacific to be part of Rail Solutions Asia 2017
  • 04/04/2017
    COnnected MAintenance using VIbration measurements
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
20/03/2018

Comprehensive innovative monitoring solutions to be presented at ACHEMA

Looking for a comprehensive, innovative solution to monitor your production process or characterize your products and raw materials?

VibraTec will participate in the ACHEMA trade show in Frankfurt from June 11th to 15th. We will present our SmartSolutions applied to a variety of industries and processes: energy, transportation, pumps, medical devices, test benches, safety and quality control.

Come and visit us to see how we can help you boost productivity and manage your assets the smart way!

Henri, Nicolas, and Katja will be waiting for you at booth A58, Hall 11.0.

SmartSolutions
14/03/2018

VibraTec very first railway seminar in Malaysia !

With over 30 years of involvement in the rail industry, VibraTec has a proven track record of experience and knowledge of physical phenomena on both rolling stock and infrastructures working with some of the world’s leading main line operators, urban operators, rolling stock manufacturers, equipment manufacturers and engineering companies at all stages of project development from concept and early design right through to commissioning.

In an attempt to make inroads into Asia, VibraTec is proud present its very first railway event in Malaysia this coming 26th March which will be held at Aloft Hotel Kuala Lumpur. Amongst many with a view to showcase some of its research and technological advancement made in Europe for clientele in Malaysia. This seminar will be delivered by Brice NELAIN, our Railway specialist from France. During the seminar we will discuss subject matters related to:

  • Track Studies and Maintenance
  • Ground Vibration Studies
  • Interior and Exterior Acoustics
  • Wheel Rail Interaction
  • Durability and Residual Life study

We are proud to announce that we have almost registered participants namely from Bombardier, MMC-Gamuda, Gamuda, Prasarana, Rapid Rail, Malaysia Rail Link, Scomi, Thales Group, Jacobs (CH2M), Consolis, Strand, Sepakat Setia Perundingan, MML Universal Testing & Engineering, PCE Engineering Services and etc.  

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
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.

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.

04/07/2017

VibraTec – tackling railway measurement & simulation issues for more than 30 years !

VibraTec has been working in the railway field for more than 30 years and has capabilities in measurements and simulations. Two issues are growing inside the scientific community in the railway fields: maintenance with cost reduction at stake, and the environmental impact due to increasing demand in urban areas.

VibraTec is taking part in the state-of-the-art advance in these two subjects, and will present 3 papers at the upcoming ICRT Conference in ChengDu, China.

The first paper is related to maintenance. In a study performed for the SNCF (French national railway institution), a comprehensive finite element model has been set up to compute the time domain contact force due to a rail joint. Predicting the contact force will help to control the stress in the track and hence help to reduce maintenance. Both the difficulties encountered and the final results will be presented.

The two other papers are dedicated to ground-borne noise and vibration issues. First, a benchmark of soil-building numerical models has been performed with the CSTB (French national building institute of research) to compare and highlight the differences between a 2.5D FEM-BEM approach and a 3D FEM approach. Several application cases are developed to present the pros and cons of each model.

Secondly, VibraTec and Acouphen are presenting their practical methodology to characterize soil by measurements. Measurement quality is evaluated on-site by a step-by-step process. The excitation must be chosen according to preliminary results and adapted if necessary.

If you want to know more, join us in ChengDu from the 10th to 12th of July !

 

07/06/2017

Controlling joints to improve railway infrastructure reliability

This challenge was accepted by VibraTec, who’s Brice NELAIN will be publishing study results entitled “Computation of dynamic forces generated by rail joints” at the Railway Engineering Congress in Edinburgh from June 20th to 22nd. He will explain how Finite Element modelling simulation was used to analyze the impact of various rail geometries on rail and rolling stock wear.

01/06/2017

Dynamic response: a pertinent indication of structural mechanical reliability

Christian Clerc, VibraTec’s Scientific Director, will participate in a roundtable regarding “The importance of infrastructures: resilient, dynamic urban ecosystems serving connected mobility” during the « Revue annuelle des nouveaux usages consacrée à la mobilité » organized by the ANRT (National Association for Research & Technology) on June 15th in Bezos (Paris), France.

Anticipating failures, preventing passenger discomfort and noise pollution, optimizing maintenance at reduced cost are essential elements of railway infrastructure management.

  • Goal: take advantage of new IT and communication technologies to capitalize on 30 years of experience in acoustics and dynamics in the transportation field.
  • Digital technology contribution: vibratory and acoustic signatures provide information regarding the condition of both rolling stock and track and can therefore be analyzed to monitor wear and prevent failure. What used to require costly and fastidious measurement campaigns can now be integrated in an autonomous connected object thanks to new technology: MEMS captors, integrated processors & wireless communication.
  • Application: in the transportation field, on-board objects can be compact and intelligent, capable of measuring, analyzing and communicating in real-time the mechanical evolution of the structure or system to which they are applied. They will function on recovered vibration energy.
  • The railway application addressed by the MaViCo project aims to identify, localize and monitor various defects. The final product will serve to optimize mid-term maintenance (slow wear) as well as to prevent breakdowns (broken track, leaves/deposits on the track) and to avoid noise pollution (from screeching for instance).

03/05/2017

VibraTec Asia Pacific to be part of Rail Solutions Asia 2017

VibraTec Asia Pacific Project & Business Manager Ravindran KALIDAS will be presenting a paper addressing “Robustness and Reliability of Railway Equipment” at the Rail Solutions Asia Event in Kuala Lumpur on May 25th.

Railway equipment – both rolling stock & infrastructures – is subjected to high mechanical stress that must be integrated from the design stage. Standards have been established, but do not always guarantee reliability. This paper details the in-house methodologies (using calculation and testing) that provide more relevant input data for conception and use; realistic loads for models, realistic conditions for experimental validation, implementation of a loading database, feedback on the use of different materials and material residual life duration study results.

diagnosis expertise study
04/04/2017

COnnected MAintenance using VIbration measurements

MaViCO aims to develop a new generation of conditioned maintenance tool for the railway industry, using an energy-autonomous defect detector based on vibration analysis that will be capable of acquiring, processing and transmitting data in view of facilitating conditioned / predictive rail / rolling stock maintenance.

Mounted on the track, it will detect wear in specific sensitive zones of the infrastructure (switch and crossing area or transition area) and/or detect rolling stock defects (influence of the rolling stock). Mounted on the rolling stock, it will detect track wear defaults (corrugation, defective rail joints, squats, etc). 

This collaborative project, co-financed by the ADEME (French Environment & Energy Management Agency) and implicating the VapéRail and Kéolis companies as well as the LaMCoS (INSA Lyon) lab, started at the beginning of this year: the technical scope is currently being tuned to meet customer expectations.

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.