Bruel & Kjaer UK Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS



Two of the world’s leading sound and vibration specialist
engineering companies, Brüel & Kjær UK and ENDEVCO,
will for the first time co-host a Sound & Vibration Technical
Symposium on 20 - 21 May 2003 at the Heritage Motor
Centre, Gaydon, Warwickshire.

The event will feature a couple of two-day seminars.  One seminar
will address the Principles of Acoustics while the other seminar
examines the Principles of Vibration.   A series of application
focused workshops will also support the event.  The workshop
topics include Automotive, Modal Analysis, Sound Power as well
as Transducers and Conditioning.  Another workshop will examine
how to maximise the potential of the PULSE Platform multi-analyser

The Symposium and workshops are focused at engineers and
technicians looking to improve their theoretical and practical
knowledge of acoustics and vibration technologies.  The whole
event will feature hands-on training with state-of-the-art instrumentation.

A key foundation of the Symposium is a two-day seminar entitled
Principles of Acoustics that will provide a thorough grounding for
anyone new to the fields of sound, noise and acoustic measurements.
The seminar will teach delegates how to perform a range of noise
measurements and correctly set up measuring instruments or
assess noise reports.

Running in parallel is another two-day seminar.  Entitled Principles
of Vibration, the seminar focuses on how vibration analysis techniques
can be used to improve the reliability, performance and quality
control of rotating equipment.  The seminar covers the following
topics: terminology; measuring units; time domain; filters; integration;
vibration analysis techniques.

A key ingredient in the Symposium are the practical workshops that
run throughout the programme.  The Automotive workshop addresses
advanced measurement techniques and products of special interest
to the automotive industry such as NVH testing, external vehicle noise
engineering (Field Pass By, In-door Pass By, Beamforming) and
advanced acoustical noise source location techniques (STSF,
real-time holography).

The Modal Analysis workshop features topics including measurement
and instrumentation using the Brüel & Kjær data acquisition system
PULSE, and the total integration of curvefitting techniques using
ME’scope and Operational Modal Analysis. The hands-on workshop
will teach about impact testing, modal instrumentation and analysis.

The Sound Power workshop is ideal for engineers and technicians
seeking an overview of sound power techniques. The workshop
covers the basics of sound power calculation and the international
standard used to make these measurements. Sound Power
determination using sound intensity and sound pressure in a
free field and pressure in a reverberation field will also be examined.

The Transducer and Conditioning workshop covers transducer
technologies, cabling source errors, mounting considerations,
‘Smart’ TEDS transducers and signal conditioning equipment.
The workshop addresses all aspects of accelerometer use
including high temperature integral electronics and associated

The PULSE Platform workshop covers the most important features
and properties of the new PULSE 7.0 Multi-analysis system,
including Beamforming, PULSE Data Manager, PULSE Time
File Management as well as an overview of dedicated PULSE

For more information, please contact :-

Bruel & Kjaer UK Ltd.
Bedford House, Rutherford, Close, Stevenage, Herts. SG1 2ND. UK
Tel: +44(0) 1438 739000, Fax: +44(0) 1438 739099

March 2003
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