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NVH – Noise Vibration & Harshness

From: £1,800.00

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Ricardo’s NVH (Noise, Vibration & Harshness) 2 day course covers the fundamental theory of automotive NVH for powertrain and vehicle development.  Techniques will be introduced and applied to making NVH measurements, analysis and problem solving.


Ricardo’s two day NVH (noise, vibration & harshness) training course is a brand new addition to the suite of technical training offerings from Ricardo. This course has been developed by Ricardo’s most experienced technical specialists and chief engineers who work in the specialized area of NVH. Decades of Ricardo experience within powertrain and vehicle development have been captured in the training material. Over the 2 full days of training you will be taken through the fundamentals of  NVH by our engineering experts. The topics cover NVH fundamentals and include a tour of Ricardo’s extensive NVH facilities. These topics are as follows:

Day 1 – Noise,Vibration & Harshness – NVH

  • Fundamentals of sound and vibration
  • Basic definitions
    • Units: Decibel (dB), dB(A), Pascals, Sound Power
    • Loudness
    • Human hearing
    • Speed of sound, frequency, and wavelength
    • Excitation
    • Resonance
    • Propagation and transmission
  • Noise and vibration measurement and data analysis

Day 2 –Noise,Vibration & Harshness – NVH

  • Sources of vehicle noise and vibration
  • Ricardo noise and vibration development process
  • Case studies
    • Simulation and improvement of vehicle booming sound
    • Simulation and improvement of crank rumble sound
    • Structure optimisation
    • Combustion noise improvement

The tour of selected Ricardo NVH facilities includes: (subject to availability)

Looking to extend your knowledge further? Why not attend our other technical training courses and gain an invaluable insight into the following subject areas:

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Testimonials for the 2 day NVH training course:

“A must for any NVH engineer” – Project Engineer, Triumph Motorcycles Ltd

“The course covered all the key material and helped me gain an in depth understanding of NVH” – Development & Test engineer, Controlled Power Technologies

Please arrive promptly for 08.45
Start – 09.00
Finish – 17.00 – 18.00

Lunch is provided


By Air:
London Gatwick
: 35-45mins by car (depending on local traffic conditions) – BBC Traffic, AA Traffic
London Heathrow: 1hr 15-2hrs by car (depending on local traffic conditions) – BBC Traffic, AA Traffic
By Rail:
Shoreham Train Station is 5-10 minutes drive by car/taxi
All rail travel can be booked via the following:
National Rail
The Train Line
By car:
Access to Ricardo’s Shoreham Technical Centre by car is only by the A27. Take the Shoreham Airport exit off the A27. From the Shoreham town side (east) of the River access is purely by foot across the wooden toll-bridge.

Accomodation / Hotels:
The Brighton Mercure
The Brighton Metropole
The Brighton Grand
The Brighton Jury’s Inn
The Brighton Holiday Inn
Best Western Tollgate Upper Beeding
The Bridge Inn Shoreham By-Sea

If you have any further questions on attending this NVH training course then please do not hesitate to contact the Ricardo Knowledge training team direct:

Mandie Williams, +44(0)1273 794021,
Donna Wild, +44(0)1273 794632,