Course Schedule

Thursday, 17 September 2020
8.30 Registration
9.00 - 9.30 Overview of the course
W. Desmet, KU Leuven, Belgium
9.30 - 10.30 Introduction to technical acoustics
Fundamentals of sound generation, definition of sound parameters, measurement of sound pressure, sound intensity and sound power.

W.Desmet, KU Leuven, Belgium

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee break
11.00 - 12.00 Fundamentals of acoustic imaging
Sound source localisation - acoustic beamforming using microphone arrays - near field acoustic holography - demonstration

J. Cuenca, Siemens Industry Software, Belgium

12.00 - 13.15 Lunch
13.15 - 14.45 Transfer path identification
Basic concepts of acoustic modal testing. Theoretical background and experimental procedures of Transfer Path Analysis techniques. Applications to engine noise and road noise analysis.

K. Wyckaert, Siemens Industry Software, Belgium

14.45 - 15.00  Coffee break
15.00 - 16.00 Sound perception - Sound quality
Psycho-acoustic background, objective measurements, subjective evaluation, sound quality metrics, demonstration.

H. Van der Auweraer, Siemens Industry Software, Belgium

16.00 - 16.30 Coffee break
16.30 - 18.30 Advanced noise control engineering solutions
Working principles and characterization of visco-elastic and poro-elastic material solutions. Basic concepts and demonstration of innovative meta-material solutions. Basic concepts of active noise control solutions

E. Deckers, KU Leuven, Belgium

Friday, 18 September 2020
8.30 - 9.15 Introduction to numerical acoustics
Concepts of numerical (flow) acoustics, overview of solution methods for interior/exterior problems.

W. Desmet, KU Leuven, Belgium


9.15 - 10.15 Acoustic finite elements
Finite element formulation, application field, coupled versus uncoupled problems, example.

D. Vandepitte, KU Leuven, Belgium

10.15 - 10.45 Coffee break
10.45 - 11.45 Acoustic boundary elements
Boundary integral formulations, application field, solution schemes, coupled versus uncoupled problems, modelling considerations.

W. Desmet, KU Leuven, Belgium

11.45 - 12.30 Mid- and high-frequency techniques
Theoretical background, principles, assumptions and applications of Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA). Overview of some alternative modelling techniques.

Desmet, KU Leuven, Belgium

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 14.15 Novel technologies for advanced NVH simulation
Higher-order methods for efficient vibro-acoustic simulation. PML methods for efficient acoustic radiation simulation. Advanced meshing procedures and load modelling.

H. Beriot, Siemens Industry Software, Belgium

14.15 – 15.15 Aero-acoustic modelling and testing
Basic concepts of aero-acoustic source characterisation. Process flow in hybrid aero-acoustic simulation. Two-port methods for flow-acoustic characterisation.

W. De Roeck, KU Leuven, Belgium

15.15 - 15.45 Coffee break
15.45 – 17.00 Integrated application cases
Application of the measurement, modelling and analysis techniques for the NVH investigation of electric drivetrains and for Advanced Pass-by noise evaluation.

S. Dom, Siemens Industry Software, Belgium