Noise, Vibration and Harshness Sound Quality (NVH-SQ)

Noise, Vibration and Harshness Sound Quality (NVH-SQ)

  • World-class research facilities with a focus on environmental, industrial, sound quality ¬†and transportation noise research

  • Research partnerships with automotive, aerospace, computer, health science and manufacturing sectors

  • State-of-the art Semi-Anechoic test facilities for consumer product testing, qualification, and jury evaluation

  • Large shaker facility for product durability testing

  • Participation in ISO and ANSI working groups for the development of acoustic test standards

  • Development of leading edge metrics for sound quality and psychoacoustic problem solving and analysis

  • Leading edge research in airport flight operations noise control using community engagement

  • Structural Modal test and analysis for determination of natural frequencies, damping coefficients and correlation to FEA models

  • Comprehensive acoustic analysis for product development and trouble-shooting using microphone arrays with beamforming tools for Noise source Identification and Sound Power determination.

  • Material test for acoustic properties using impedance tube, including in-situ testing for aerospace applications

  • Advanced test methodologies for buzz, squeak and rattle (BSR) detection

  • Provides application of spherical beam-forming for buzz, squeak and rattle (BSR) detection

  • Beamforming applications for the abatement of mining, rail and aerospace noise


To get involved with the Noise, Vibration and Harshness Sound Quality (NVH-SQ) Lab

Contact: Dr. Colin Novak
Department of Mechanical, Automotive and Materials Engineering 
519-253-3000, Ext. 2634
novak1@uwindsor.ca