1.4 A modular way of working

Using the VIBES Methodology, a modular way of working, engineers obtain modular descriptions of individual components, with Blocked Forces being the independent quantities describing the active vibrations of the source.

  • Using Frequency Based Substructuring, component descriptions are combined to predict the behavior of a full vehicle in a modular way.
  • To further reduce costs, engineers can even combine measured and simulated component models, for example using the Virtual Point method.
  • This has the added benefit of giving insight in the model quality and reliability, which is implemented in the DIRAC software.

We proved the success of the VIBES Methodology in projects for several major players in industry and we are now leading experts in applying component-based TPA and Blocked Force technology.


Right now, the industry is also picking up on these trends. With smart sensor data fusion (which is done real-time in DIRAC) typical drawbacks as directional errors in impact hammer testing or the application of forces at connection points are efficiently dealt with – with the added benefit that the engineer gets real-time insight in the measurement quality too.

We are excited to see that our enthusiasm for the continuous development and implementation of modern TPA methods is shared and appreciated across the industry. VIBES has built a professional team of dedicated experts and researchers, working together with leading partners in the industry to build the right tools and knowledge that help our clients win in competitive markets.

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