On 12 November 2008, Bruel & Kjaer is running a free technical workshop with practical, demonstration-oriented sessions, including a full vehicle simulation test.
Bruel & Kjaer's Sound and Vibration Workshop - which is aimed at anyone involved with automotive, mechanical or general industrial engineering industries - is made up of three sessions, starting with Advanced Acoustics.
Intended for NVH engineers in the automotive, aerospace and other industries responsible for identifying and reducing sources of noise, Advanced Acoustics is an introduction to array-based Noise Source Identification (NSI) for both free fields and complex fields. There will be demonstrations and case studies relating to stationary noise sources and transient events, reviews of advanced techniques, including 360-degree field of view measurements (Spherical Beamforming) and mapping of non-planar objects (Conformal Mapping).
In-vehicle Automotive SQ with NVH Simulator, the second session, will focus on the role of sound quality in automotive industry, binaural recording techniques, mapping of roads and test tracks, sound quality measurements, use of vehicle simulators in NVH process, interactive use of NVH data and jury testing.
The final session is Analysis Techniques with PULSE. This will be a general sound and vibration analysis workshop, focusing on data analysis tools and applications used by technicians today including hardware and software tools for easier, quicker and more precise measurements. The session teacher will identify what is new in data acquisition hardware, demonstrate Bruel & Kjaer measurement technologies such as Dyn-X and REq-X, plug-and-play transducers and introduce the company's new hardware technologies including PULSE LAN-XI.
Due to run during the morning of Wednesday 12 November 2008, the three sessions will also be repeated that afternoon at the University of Warwick, Coventry.