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Royston, Herts, United Kingdom, 2013/05/28 - Automotive expert Hyundai has expanded its testing capabilities with a Noise Vibration Harshness (NVH) simulator for benchmarking its new vehicles - BKsv.com.
Supplied by Brüel & Kjær, the Desktop NVH Simulator accurately reproduces the noise and vibration of a vehicle in a realistic interactive driving environment. Virtual, in-car testing allows automotive designers to experience first-hand the noise and vibration environment within vehicles, before they’ve been fully built.
Hyundai’s new models are currently being built in Korea and will be sent to Germany for performance acceptance testing and investigations into their acoustic behaviour. Once these tests are complete, Hyundai can easily modify and engineer the sound of its vehicles to meet brand and customer expectations.
The Desktop NVH Simulator consists of a computer, steering wheel, pedals and two additional screens, which are either mounted on a desk or installed in an actual vehicle for instant, accurate recreation of noise and vibration effects.
The Desktop NVH Simulator uses one screen to display a virtual road complete with bends, scenery, single lane roads and even motorways. The second screen allows engineers to select the specification of the virtual vehicle, so they can experience the total sound of a vehicle - or several vehicles - as perceived by the driver. The engineer can also change individual factors such as engine type, gearbox, exhaust and wind noise, all of which contribute to the vehicle’s total sound.
About Brüel & Kjær
Brüel & Kjær (bksv.co.uk) 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.
We design and manufacturer sound level meters, microphones and accelerometers, conditioning amplifiers, calibrators, noise and vibration analysers and software.
Brüel & Kjær also runs a variety of training courses throughout the year, from basic introductions on noise and it’s effects to more specialised classes teaching customers how to get the most out of their equipment.
Free, online training courses - conducted by our expert engineers - run throughout the year too.