Application of finite element analysis (FEA), boundary element
analysis, or computational fluid dynamics simulation techniques to
product design is well established in many industry sectors for
fundamental static, thermal and dynamic environments.
There are a number of methods reported with respect to
Vibro-Acoustics and Shock excitation, classical methods, FEA,
boundary elements and Statistical Energy Methods.
Is there a coherent summary of the methods and benchmarks that
illustrate and verify the application of these techniques such that
the methods can be as routinely applied as a design tool?
This workshop included:
- Presentations from a variety of industry sectors describing the
application of Vibro-Acoustic analysis and modelling techniques to
- Presentations by vendors of typical methods available for modelling
and analysis of Vibro-Acoustic and shock environments.
Presentations (for download by attendees only)
Modelling Vibro-Acoustics: Why, How What and WhereNext? - An
overview of the workshop theme and
possible issues for discussion
Colin McCulloch, Dynamic Structures and Systems Limited
Vibro-Acoustic Analysis of Spacecraft Structures, Tools and
J. Santiago Prowald & I. Ngan, European Space Agency
Air-Borne and Structure-Borne Noise Analysis in a Luxury Yacht
Kevin Hamson, Frazer-Nash Consultancy
Railway Vibro-Acoustic Analysis
Chris Jones, ISVR Southampton University
High Frequency Acoustic Analysis via Energy Finite Elements
Jesus Blanco, Advanced Analysis Ltd
Waves and Finite Element Analysis
Yoshiyuki Waki, ISVR, Southampton University
Vibro and Aero-Acoustic Simulations
Jean-Louis Migeot, FFT, Louvain-la-Neuve
Innovative Solutions for Low, Mid and High Frequency Vibro-Acoustic
Trevor Edwards, ESI
Innovative Solver Technology to Beat the Boundary Element
Peter Segaert, LMS CAE Division
Applications of Coupled Fluid-Structure Acoustics
Reinhard Helfrich, INTES
Issues addressed included:
- What Vibro-Acosutics and Shock simulation techniques are available?
- How current Vibro-Acoustics and Shock simulation tools have been
applied in industry to address product design with respect to these
- Are Vibro-Acoustics and Shock modelling and analysis techniques
mature enough to influence product design?
- What is required to improve the effective application of
Vibro-Acoustic s and Shock simulation techniques by industry?
Managers and engineers responsible or involved in the design and
analysis of their company’s products.
Academics and researchers involved in teaching, standards and
benchmarking of simulation techniques.
The workshop included presentations on Vibro Acoustics and
Shock simulation techniques from users and vendors. There
was opportunity to discuss the maturity of Vibro Acoustics and
Shock modelling and analyses tools and identify the scope of future
developments to encourage the effective application of the
techniques to product design for Vibro-Acoustics and Shock