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International Forum Automotive Acoustics & Vibration - NVH 2020

 Forum Day One / Tuesday, 22 September 2020

 8:00 - 9:00 Registration with Coffee & Tea
Internéct on Faceboard
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Discover who else is participating in the Forum and be
discovered on our faceboard.
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 Welcome & Opening Speech by the Organiser
 Maria Nikolopoulou
 Internect Forums Limited, Canada


Keynote Speech

[Morning Session Chaired by Johan Stenson]

 Johan Stenson
Senior Director Driving Dynamics and Noise & Vibration Centre
Volvo Car Group, Sweden
The Challenges for NVH over the Next 5 – 10 Years
•             NVH challenges of RDE 2 emissions in ICE engines
•             HEV vehicle targets
•             Balancing NVH for stiffness and weight
•             Focus on high frequency structural NVH

 Matthew Aaron Hankinson

 Chief Engineer Driven Attributes Engineering
 Jaguar Land Rover, UK



Sponsor: Dewesoft Presentation

Sponsor: Huntsman Presentation

Interactive Session: Internéct at Speed
Introduce yourself to the other participants with this series of brief
one to one meetings.
Get to know the other delegates and “break the ice”.


Refreshment & Networking Break – Exhibition

Post-Processing Technique and Analysis of Aerodynamic-Noise Sources Around a Vehicle
•             Full vehicle CAA
•             Noise generation mechanism
•             Vortex shedding and attachment
•             Frequency analysis of flow field
 Masashi Miyazawa

Assistant Chief Engineer
Honda R&D Co., Ltd., Japan
Drivetrain Αcoustics & NVH in Chassis, Powertrain and Body Engineering
  • Measurement analyses and faster calculation methods 
  • Optimal solutions and efficient processes for accurate vibro-acoustic predictions
  • Overcoming noise issues related to rails, injectors and turbochargers
  • Tyre dynamics, tyre noise reduction & mitigation
  • Solutions to minimize rattle and squeak in vehicles
Speaker to be confirmed
Audio CAE - CAE Techniques for Car Audio System Development
•             Simple speaker model and its implications
•             Low frequency issues – FE analysis of interaction of speaker with car body structure
•             Mid & High frequency issues – detailed FE modelling of the vicinity of the speaker
•             Application od Ray Tracing technique to Audio CAE
Andrzej Pietrzyk
Senior Engineer
Volvo Car Corporation, Sweden
 Networking Lunch - Exhibition
Keynote Speech
[Afternoon Session Chaired by Alexandre Nunes]
 Alexandre Nunes
 Senior Specialist in Vehicle Integration and NVΗ
How to Bridge the Gap between Testing and Simulation
•             The HBK platform: B&K, HBM and VI-grade
•             Virtual prototyping: from vehicle dynamics to ride and comfort - with calibrated sound and vibrations
•             A unique offering for the Automotive industry
•             The right context for the right simulation: listen & feel
 Giorgio Adriano
Business Development Manager - Automotive
HBK – Hottinger, Brüel & Kjær
Novel Acoustic Materials for NVH Applications
•             Novel acoustic materials and how to create them
•             Graded index metamaterials the “Acoustic Black Hole”
•             Adsorptive materials such as activated carbon
•             Materials characterisation
•             Additive and subtractive manufacturing

Dr. Andrew Elliott
Research Fellow in Vibro-Acoustics
University of Salford, UK
Interactive Session/Panel Discussion
Chaired by our Scientific Committee:

A. Hankinson

A. Elliott


A. Nunes

Lightweight versus Advanced NVH Performance
▪ Does lightweight and durability go hand in hand?
▪ Cost and efficiency under consideration
▪ NVH and business considerations when choosing a supplier
▪Important NVH parameters in customers’ purchasing decision
Refreshment & Networking Break – Exhibition
  • Minimising aeroacoustic noise sources
  • Cabin sound pressure level, modulation and their impact on psychoacoustic perception
  • Aerodynamic noise sources
  • Ductacoustics: wave propagation, sound
  • generation mechanisms, flow noise suppression
  • Case-studies: supercharged and turbocharged
  • induction systems and exhaust systems
  • Transmission of airborne noise into vehicle interiors
  • Wind noise measurement technologies
  • Application of active noise technology to aero-acoustic challenges
Speaker to be confirmed
Interactive Session- Team Debate with Q&As
Find your teammates from different companies among the
other delegates and share your views in a lively debate while
solving a technical question.
Closing Remarks by the Organisers
Maria Nikolopoulou
Internect Forums Limited, Canada
Refreshment & Networking Break – Exhibition
Afternoon Workshops: Led by the Workshop leader, the aim of this session is to offer you the chance to interact with your peers, raise questions, share views and opinions in a targeted participant field.
Workshop A: Innovative and Cost-Efficient NVH Materials
Workshop leader to be confirmed
Workshop B: Advancements in Passive and Active Noise Control Solutions
Workshop leader to be confirmed



Dinner and Evening Event
Transfer to CLOUD 23/ HILTON MANCHESTER DEANSGATE in Manchester City Centre (Shuttle busses will be provided at the hotel)
Enjoy our special gala networking evening event with your colleagues in a
relaxed atmosphere with music entertainment, dinner
and drinks.
Transfer back to the hotel (Shuttle busses will be provided)