Automotive NVH with Abaqus

Provides understanding on applying the linear dynamics capabilities in Abaqus to NVH-related simulation

Course Objective


Vehicle NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) is typically perceived as a reflection of vehicle quality. As a result, the primary goal of NVH design is to optimize the energy absorption of the vehicle. Large-scale linear dynamics is typically employed in NVH analysis. This course focuses on applying the linear dynamics capabilities in Abaqus to NVH-related simulation.

Topics include:

  • Natural frequency extraction
  • Sound radiation analysis (acoustics)
  • Nonlinear preloading effects
  • Brake squeal analysis
  • Constraints and connections
  • Material modeling and damping
  • Substrutures
  • Advanced NVH postprocessing (via plug-ins)
  • Conversion of Nastran to Abaqus (optional)

Who Should Attend

While this course is primarily intended for engineers with experience using Abaqus, it does include appendix material to assist engineers with knowledge of finite elements who are new to Abaqus and Abaqus/CAE. Additional appendix material is included to provide guidance for users translating Nastran models to Abaqus. Please contact the hosting SIMULA office to learn if time has been allotted to cover the appendix material during a particular offering of this seminar.

Course Overview 

The overview provides details of the topics covered in each lecture. Please note that the actual course agenda may vary depending on location.

Schedule and Registration

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