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International Forum Automotive Acoustics & Vibration - NVH 2020

Virtual Forum Day One / Tuesday, 22 September 2020

(Note: The programme references UK time)

8:00 am - 8:10 am 
Welcome & Opening Speech by the Organiser
 Maria Nikolopoulou
 Internect Forums Limited, Canada


8:10 am -8:20 am

Keynote Speech

[Session Chaired by Johan Stenson]

 Johan Stenson
Senior Director Driving Dynamics and Noise & Vibration Centre
Volvo Car Group, Sweden
8:20 am - 8:50 am 
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



8:50 am - 9:00 am

Sponsor: Dewesoft Presentation

9:00 am - 9:10 am

Sponsor: Huntsman Presentation


9:10 am - 9:40 am

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
9:40 am - 10:10 am
10:10 am - 10:20 am
Keynote Speech
[Session Chaired by Alexandre Nunes]
 Alexandre Nunes
 Senior Specialist in Vehicle Integration and NVΗ
10:20 am - 10:50 am
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
10:50 am - 11:20 am
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
11:20 am - 11:35 am
11:35 am - 12:05 pm
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
12:05 pm  - 12:35 pm
Interactive Session- Team Debate with Q&As
In small groups you will have the chance to share your views in a lively debate while
solving a technical question.
12:35 -12:40
Closing Remarks by the Organisers & End of Virtual Forum Day 1
Maria Nikolopoulou
Internect Forums Limited, Canada