Noise and vibration of motor vehicles are increasingly important for the automotive industry and are concerns for both vehicle manufacturers and component suppliers. Elimination of unwanted noise and vibration heard and felt in vehicles has become an increasingly important vehicle design consideration as new sustainable power train technologies such as electric power train or hybrid power train technologies develop.
Automotive applications tend to require the high volume manufacture of parts and systems at low cost with high performance and high reliability, even in harsh environments. To replace conventional systems or introduce new capabilities into automobiles, new systems based on new materials and structures, and new technologies, it is necessary to add functionality, performance and adaptability without decreasing reliability, while marginally increasing cost and weight.
However, to advantageously exploit the capabilities of new materials, structures and technologies in vehicle systems requires multidisciplinary approaches to design and optimisation, where improved controllability, maintainability and extendibility are key goals. These issues are expected to be well-addressed by concurrent investigations. We welcome papers that can demonstrate innovative solutions for noise, vibration and reliability in vehicle systems.
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
- Vehicle powertrain system noise and vibration investigation and refinement
- International vehicle combustion engine noise and vibration investigation and refinement
- Vehicle chassis and suspension system noise and vibration investigation and refinement
- Vehicle HVAC system noise and vibration investigation and refinement
- Vehicle body structure noise and vibration investigation and refinement
- Vehicle exterior noise investigation and refinement
Manuscript submission deadline: 15 May, 2012