The 2024 Leuven Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering will be held September 9-11. It is the 31st international conference in a series of annual courses and biennial conferences on structural dynamics, modal testing and noise and vibration engineering, organised by the KU Leuven Department of Mechanical Engineering. In good tradition ISMA2024 will join forces again with the International Conference on Uncertainty in Structural Dynamics - USD2024, which will be at its 10th edition. A single registration will grant on-line access to both conferences.

This year's edition of ISMA-USD will be organized again as a live, in person event in Leuven, Belgium.

The conference provides a forum for engineers, researchers and other professionals active in the field of modelling, analysing, testing and improving the noise and vibration characteristics of mechanical and mechatronic systems and civil structures. A strong emphasis is on combining excellent academic research activities with top-notch industrial innovations and applications. The conference combines expertise in the ‘noise’ and ‘vibration’ fields by stressing common measurement, modelling, analysis and control technologies and leveraging upon new paradigms such as digital twin, model based system engineering and artificial intelligence. The meeting will provide a further impetus to the cross fertilization of ideas in both areas.

The conference program will include keynote lectures, tutorials and invited and contributed papers in specialised areas of noise and vibration engineering and structural dynamics. The focus of the conference is on experimental and numerical methods, with special attention to recent applications in vehicle, machine and civil engineering. Fields with a strong interaction between noise and vibration behaviour will be stressed. Modal analysis and structural dynamic testing remains one of the backbones of the conference, and herein we would like to emphasise limiting factors such as product and test uncertainty as well as applications in the field of smart monitoring and damage assessment. The continuous link between real assets and their digital counterparts is also exploited in digital twin enabled noise and vibration research innovations and industrial applications.

   Conference topics

  • Acoustic testing
  • Active noise and vibration control
  • Aeroacoustics and flow noise
  • Automotive noise and vibration (NVH)
  • Damage detection and condition monitoring
  • Damping
  • Drivetrain dynamics
  • Durability testing - vibration control
  • Dynamic characterization of materials, structures and systems
  • Dynamics of aerospace structures
  • Dynamics of civil structures
  • Dynamics of lightweight structures
  • Dynamics of mechatronic systems
  • Dynamics of metamaterials
  • Dynamics of rotating machinery
  • Dynamic testing: methods and instrumentation
  • Inverse methods - load identification
  • Machinery noise and vibration
  • Material systems for noise/vibration mitigation
  • Medium and high frequency techniques
  • Modal testing: methods and case studies
  • Model correlation and updating
  • Monitoring and diagnostics of rotating machinery
  • Multibody dynamics and control
  • Noise control engineering
  • Non-linearities: identification and modelling
  • Operational modal analysis
  • Parameter estimation and identification
  • Railway dynamics and ground vibration
  • Self-excited vibrations
  • Sound quality engineering
  • Substructuring and coupling methods
  • Transfer path analysis
  • Tuned vibration absorbers and dampers
  • Vibro-acoustic modelling and analysis
  • Wind-turbine dynamics