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International Forum Automotive Acoustics & Vibration - NVH 2020

Virtual Forum Day Two / Wednesday, 23 September 2020

(Note: The programme references UK time)

8:00 am - 8:10 am

Welcome & Opening Speech by the Organisers

Maria Nikolopoulou
Internect Forums Limited, Canada
8:10 am - 8:20 am
Keynote Speech

[Session Chaired by Aaron Hankinson]

 Aaron Hankinson
Chief Engineer Driven Attributes Engineering
Jaguar Land Rover, UK
8:20 am - 8:50 am
An Evolution Perspective on Active Control Technologies
•             Current status of active controls on vehicle application
•             Active controls as an enabler to improve mobility experience: Quietness, Motions and Ride comfort
•             The machine learning approach
•             Learnings and future developments
Alexandre Nunes
Senior Specialist in Vehicle Integration and NVΗ
8:50 am - 9:20 am
Active Noise Control for Electric Vehicles
•             Introduction to existing active control systems
•             Considerations for electric vehicle applications
•             Case studies for road noise and HVAC system noise control
•             Challenges and future perspectives
Yuri Ribeiro Silva
NVH Manager
NIO Co., China
9:20 am - 9:50 am
9:50 am - 10:20 am
Panel Discussion : Electric Car Sound Enrichment – How to Engage with the Driver
•             Electric sound character – can it be emotional?
•             What make a sound real or plausible?
•             Should it be adjustable by the driver?
•             Where the sound source should come from?

Benjamin Bernard

NVH Lead Engineer

Porsche Engineering Services GmbH, Germany



Dr. Andrew Elliott
Research Fellow in Vibro-Acoustics
University of Salford, UK




Andrew Jackson

Sound Quality Engineer

Bentley Motors Limited, UK




Laurent Gagliardini

NVH Expert

Groupe PSA, France






Jean Le Besnerais

R&D Engineer, CEO & Founder of Eomys Engineering

Eomys Engineering, France




10:20 am - 10:30 am

Keynote Speech
[Session Chaired by Andrew Elliott]
 Dr. Andrew Elliott
 Research Fellow in Vibro-Acoustics
 University of Salford, UK
10:30 am - 11:00 am
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
11:00 am - 11:15 am 
11:15 am - 11:45 am
Interactive Session/Panel Discussion
Chaired by our Scientific Committee:

A. Hankinson

A. Elliott


A. Nunes

The Automotive Engineering Future After Coronavirus
  • Effective remote working from personal experience
  • Is CAE and virtual prototyping more necessary than ever?
  • New platforms for effective sales and marketing for suppliers
  • The future of the Automotive industry
11:45 pm - 12:00 pm
Closing Remarks by the Organisers
Maria Nikolopoulou
Internect Forums Limited, Canada