Bruel & Kjaer UK Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS
Vehicle simulator improves Commercial Vehicle Groups test capabilities
A Desktop Noise Vibration Harshness (NVH) Simulator has vastly improved Commercial Vehicle Groups (CVG) customer relations and jury testing capabilities.
The simulator was the latest addition to their range of Brüel & Kjær products that began when their R&D facility was commissioned in 2008. Back then, when it came to setting up a new lab, the combined experience of their commercial and construction vehicle experts led them to choose Brüel & Kjær to provide the equipment they need for world-leading NVH development of their automotive solutions.
The significant investment in the new headquarters clearly showed that they were ready to meet the demands of the worlds customers. As Jim Haylett, an NVH Engineer and the groups NVH expert says: It is clear that our customers are increasingly concerned about acoustics and this is a major factor when developing new products.
The NVH team uses the simulator for troubleshooting and performing diagnostics, as it gives greatly improved context to the testing environment, and a fuller experience. For analysing their NVH development and displaying it to customers and their own staff, CVG use the desktop unit either alone, or incorporated into a whole truck simulator that is linked to a six-degree-of-freedom driving simulator made by MOOG. With it they can simulate hills, snow and ice, and benchmark competitor products. The NVH Simulator adds sound and interior cabin vibration to give a totally realistic driving experience.
The full Commercial Vehicle Group case study is available at: http://www.bksv.co.uk/doc/bn1104.pdf
About Bruel & Kjaer
Brüel & Kjær is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of sound and vibration solutions for use in a wide range of applications including environmental noise measurements, building acoustics, vibration measurements and quality control for use in the automotive, aerospace and consumer industries, as well as by local authorities. Today Brüel & Kjær has 900 employees and sales offices in 55 countries. Brüel & Kjær is a subsidiary of UK-based Spectris plc. (www.spectris.com). Spectris has annual sales of approximately £656m and employs around 6000 people worldwide in its 15 business units.
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