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LMS and RMIT to establish NVH Centre of Expertise in Australia


Innovative partnership to promote joint NVH research activities

Leuven, Belgium – May 5, 2009 – LMS, the engineering innovation company, announces its partnership with the Australian Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. Together, they have established the “RMIT – LMS Centre of Expertise in NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness)”, located in Melbourne, Australia. This international cooperation is unique in its kind in Australia as it launches an innovative model for academic and industry engagement. The centre’s activities will mainly consist of education and research and the partnership will give RMIT University students the opportunity to perform an internship at one of LMS International’s worldwide offices.

“Establishing a strong partnership between LMS International and RMIT University provides a new way for industrial partners and universities to undertake joint research activities and develop a complementary expertise in a specialized area,” commented Aleksandar Subic, Professor and Head of the School of Aerospace, Mechanical, and Manufacturing Engineering at RMIT University.

The joint center will bring together LMS International’s know-how in instrumentation, simulation and testing software and RMIT University’s expertise in NVH research, application and education. The center’s laboratories will be fully set up with LMS equipment and software for modal analysis, spectral testing, and sound intensity measurements, including an advanced multi-channel acoustic camera, providing unique capabilities for both internal and external acoustic field mapping.

“With the new RMIT – LMS Centre of Expertise in NVH, we are supporting the Australian industry by educating and providing students with extensive NVH expertise. This is a first in Australia. Since LMS International is a worldwide market-leader in test and simulation-based NVH, we will be able to support the industry by offering regular technology updates as well as seminars for industry professionals and advanced graduate students. We are taking an important role by keeping the local industry up to speed with what is happening around the globe,” stated Boris Marrone, LMS International Area Manager SEA/Pacific.

About LMS:

LMS is an engineering innovation partner for companies in the automotive, aerospace and other advanced manufacturing industries. With approximately 30 years of experience, LMS helps customers get better products to market faster and turn superior process efficiency into key competitive advantages. With a unique combination of 1D and 3D simulation software, testing systems and engineering services, LMS tunes into mission critical engineering attributes, ranging from system dynamics, structural integrity and sound quality to durability, safety and power consumption. With multi-domain solutions for thermal, fluid dynamics, electrical and mechanical system behavior, LMS can address the complex engineering challenges associated with intelligent system design. Thanks to our technology and dedicated people, LMS has become the partner of choice of more than 5,000 manufacturing companies worldwide. LMS is certified to ISO9001:2000 quality standards and operates through a network of subsidiaries and representatives in key locations around the world.

About RMIT University:

The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology is one of Australia’s original and leading educational institutions, producing some of Australia’s most employable graduates. As an innovative, global university of technology, with its heart in the city of Melbourne, RMIT University has an international reputation for excellence in work-relevant education and high quality research, and engagement with the needs of industry and community. With more than 60,000 students studying at RMIT University campuses in Melbourne and regional Victoria, in Vietnam, online, by distance education, and at partner institutions throughout the world, the University is one of the largest in the country. It has built a worldwide reputation for excellence in professional and vocational education and research. A vibrant alumni community now stretches across more than 100 countries. RMIT University is the first university in Australia to offer an automotive engineering degree and a Master’s degree in international automotive engineering. RMIT University is a member of the Australian Technology Network and GU8.

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Date: May 21, 2009