Prior to starting at VIBES, Michael and Tom worked on a challenging NVH project analyzing both the airborne and structure-borne transfer paths of an electric climate compressor, together with a leading German OEM. Within the project, they were able to apply modular modelling concepts to a vehicle development test case to better understand how noise was emitted from the compressor across a broad range of frequencies.
Perhaps more importantly, using the modular modelling concepts, they were able to predict the acoustic consequences of design changes, like changing the rubber bushing stiffnesses or wrapping the compressor in sound insulation material. This was possible without having to physically build the new designs, and they could create sound files and virtually listen to the design modifications and decide if they were any good or not.
This application truly exemplifies the vision of modular NVH design, which is a vision strongly shared with VIBES. At VIBES, we strive to push this set of new technologies forward, and to get them rolled out into industry with user-friendly software. So it has been a very natural fit to have Michael and Tom join the VIBES team, and continue to research and apply these cutting-edge technologies. We’re very excited to see what our new colleagues can contribute to VIBES and to the NVH industry.
Welcome Michael and Tom!