Program 14 October

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE DAY 2

Smarter Testing: Applications and Analytics

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10:00 – 10:30 AM CET | 4:00 – 4:30 AM ET
Arnt-Henning Andersson, Head of Field Service, Hottinger Brüel & Kjær

A quick swim, not a deep dive, into the world of strain gauging in products and infrastructures. Typical questions the HBK Engineering Services team faces every day are:

– Why do we measure?
– Can you really deliver stable strain results in this environment?
– Strain gauges only work for short time testing, right?

It is up to us to prove and convince the sceptic. In this presentation we will use real examples from our solution portfolio. We will look at different applications within the field of monitoring of railway, tunnels, bridges and offshore wind turbines, but we will start with the question: “Why measure here?” This team will not sell you a box or a standard sensor. The task is to identify our customer’s pain, then prescribe and deliver the right solution.

Author bio:
Arnt-Henning has worked with installation of strain gauges in the field for more than 20 years. His life has been evolved around the humble strain gauge, travelled the world to instrument in many crazy applications.

10:30 – 11:00 AM CET |4:30 – 5:00 AM ET
Fraser Henderson, Senior Product Manager – NVH, Hottinger Brüel & Kjær

Environmental noise, in particular road traffic noise, is a major environmental problem. According to a report published in March 2020 by the European Environment Agency (EEA) at least 20 % of the EU population lives in areas where traffic noise levels are harmful to health. Future urban growth, not only in Europe but around the world, means an increasing number of people will be exposed to potentially harmful environmental noise caused by road traffic.

To tackle this problem, regulatory authorities such as UN/ECE have been introducing steadily stricter limits on noise emissions of new vehicles such that, by 2024, even a purely electrically powered vehicle may not easily gain type approval for entry to the market. In order to cover a more realistic range of real-world urban driving scenarios, the new regulations have also greatly increased the volume of testing required. The challenge for automotive manufacturers is to develop smarter ways to control noise emissions. This requires development methods going far beyond the traditional on-track methods of the past.

This presentation will explain methods for vehicle pass-by noise development using indoor test facilities where much of the variability typical of on-track testing is eliminated; for example, weather, surface conditions, driver variability, and most critically the need for additional instrumentation to investigate root causes.

Indoor pass-by testing enables, not only simulation of the standard outdoor homologation test for pass-by noise, but also methods for breaking down pass-by noise into individual contributions from different noise sources. This in turn gives vehicle engineers a tool for investigating how to control dominant noise sources and develop cost-effective designs to meet pass-by noise regulations.

Author bio:
Fraser Henderson has been working in the sound and vibration field for almost forty years, thirty of which have been in automotive NVH. He has worked as an engineer and consultant with many of the leading automotive manufacturers, specializing in sound quality and vibro-acoustics, and was a founder and director of Sound & Vibration Technology Ltd, an NVH consultancy in the UK, which later became part of HBK’s engineering services. He is now a senior product manager for NVH solutions at HBK.

11:00 – 11:45 AM CET | 5:00 – 5:45 AM ET
Sandro Di Natale, Product and Application Manager, Hottinger Brüel & Kjær

In modern mechanical design engineering, computer-based virtual simulation, mobile load data acquisition and durability bench testing are becoming more interlinked. Before a pre-series test article is manufactured for a physical durability test in lab, critical design spots have already been optimized by computer-based fatigue simulation.

Simulation of new mechanical designs or components is an essential step to efficiently optimize mechanical designs but cannot cover all required constraints. Therefore, reproducible structural durability lab testing based on true load profiles is a necessary and crucial discipline before the release of the new design or product. A seamless and efficient toolchain is required to obtain reliable results.
What if all this comes from a single source?

Many integration options into control systems via software, field bus or analog outputs give maximum freedom. Acquisition of stereoscopic camera data and avionics buses in the same data acquisition software makes the toolchain even more versatile when, for example, assessing aircraft airworthiness. What more do you need?

Author Bio:
Sandro Di Natale joined HBK six years ago and works as a Product and Application Manager for structural durability testing with focus on large structures.

11:45 – 12:30 PM CET | 5:45 – 6:30 AM ET
Brian Zielinski-Smith, VTS Product Manager, Hottinger Brüel & Kjær

To fully understand how a product will perform in any given environment, it’s good practice to subject it to different types of testing. Vibration testing gives companies either the opportunity to better a design and increase its application suitability or give confidence that a product will survive the rigors of real-world use. Both rely on harsh physical testing and using an electrodynamic shaker system in any test procedure is a great way to validate a design and predict product life. In this presentation, we will cover off how a shaker system is an integral part of a product test and validation procedure, along with core examples of industry solutions.

Author bio:
Bachelor of Sciences with Honours in Engineering Design. Design engineer at Welding Alloys Ltd, UK. Operations Manager at Welding Alloys Ltd, UK. Product Manager at Welding Alloys Global. Joined Brüel & Kjær in 2016 (based in Royston, UK). Product Manager – Shakers & Amplifiers. Product Manager – Shaker Systems

12:30 – 1:15 PM CET | 6:30 – 7:15 AM ET
Kurt Munson, Manager, Applications Engineering, HBM Prenscia Inc.

Vibration durability tests often use shaker profiles from standards, but it is sometimes necessary to create a vibration specification from measured vibration data. This presentation shows how to design shaker profiles, plus how to also simulate shaker tests using CAE tools before prototypes exist. We’ll also investigate how to go beyond pass/fail testing to calculate actual product reliability and quantify design margins.

Author bio:
Kurt Munson is the applications engineer manager at Prenscia where he oversees software technical support, training, and engineering services activities. He has 20 years’ practical experience in structural testing and analysis, specializing in durability, fatigue, and vibration analysis. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University and a MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington.

1:15 – 1:45 PM CET | 7:15 – 7:45 AM ET
Emma L. Pierson, NASA Glenn

Abstract to be presented at conference.

Do you have a question for the presenter? The presenter will be available to answer questions at the Guest Speaker booth in the Virtual Exhibition Hall for approx. 1 hour after the presentation has ended.

1:45 – 2:15 PM CET | 7:45 – 8:15 AM ET
Dr.-Ing. Claus Zimmermann, RUAG AG

Despite high investment and operating costs, aircraft and vehicle manufacturers continue to rely heavily on wind tunnel testing. The complexity and requirements of the tests are increasing. High-quality measurement data – both static and increasingly transient – must be delivered reliably and efficiently. Also, the productivity from installation to delivery of the results is essential.

Do you have a question for the presenter? The presenter will be available to answer questions at the Guest Speaker booth in the Virtual Exhibition Hall for approx. 1 hour after the presentation has ended.

Author bio:
Background education: Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and Ph.D. degree in Thermal Turbomachinery from the University of Stuttgart in Germany. Working as Head of Measurement/IT for the Aerodynamics Department of RUAG AG, Emmen/Switzerland since 2002. Responsible for providing the soft- and hardware needed for data acquisition, data processing, and operation of the controlled systems within the wind tunnel facility. Responsible for the design/manufacture/calibration of strain-gauge balances for internal use as well as for external customers.

2:15 – 2:45 PM CET | 8:15 – 8:45 AM ET
Daniel Kreuter, Bosch

The great success of electrified bicycles in the last decade leads to a more and more specialized requirement management regarding the load derivation of eBike components like the drive unit or the battery assembly. While in the automotive industry the load derivation for different components is established since years and many standards refer to this experience and knowledge, in the field of eBikes there exist only few standards and scientific knowledge. Based on this situation we will focus in this presentation on the question: How can we derive statistical representative load collectives/spectra for eBike components? Combining classical methods like measurements on test tracks and data driven evaluation techniques we derive shaker test profiles for the use case mountain bike. Furthermore we can compare the failure mechanism occurring by shaker test with the failure mechanism from field usage.

Do you have a question for the presenter? The presenter will be available to answer questions at the Guest Speaker booth in the Virtual Exhibition Hall for approx. 1 hour after the presentation has ended.

Author bio:
2002-2013 Dipl. Ing and Dr. Ing. at TU Dresden (student and fellow), 2014-2016 Tenneco GmbH, Edenkoben, Applied Research engineer, 2016-today BOSCH Group, Corporate Sector Research

2:45 – 3:15 PM CET | 8:45 – 9:15 AM ET
Kenneth J. Pederson, NASA Glenn

Abstract to be presented at the conference.

Do you have a question for the presenter? The presenter will be available to answer questions at the Guest Speaker booth in the Virtual Exhibition Hall for approx. 1 hour after the presentation has ended.

3:15 – 3:45 PM CET | 9:15 – 9:45 AM ET
Francois Quiin, Renault

Identification of specific parts in large records has a wide range of use. An example is physical measurement of prototype on proving grounds. Such record is common practice in automotive development. In these large records, we would like to extract precisely the sectors to analyze or to reproduce on reliability benches.We ask to such extraction function : – To be vehicle-independent to be applied with no difference at any project. (“if we know the vehicle response we don’t measure it”) – To be fully automatic to enable mass treatment. – To allow easy addition or modification of driving procedures list and their contents. We ‘ll propose a method of such an extraction function and an example of easy implementation with nCode Glyphworks. The method is oracle-based with mathematical analysis of physical measure signal for accurate start / end identification of each sector.
The error of the system is defined as the difference between automated and expert identification. We’ll give the achieved uncertainty, its prerequisites and some opportunities of improvement. The implementation on n’code Glyphwork will be presented with an example for speed analysis of the driving.

Do you have a question for the presenter? The presenter will be available to answer questions at the Guest Speaker booth in the Virtual Exhibition Hall for approx. 1 hour after the presentation has ended.

Author bio:
BSC degree in Applied Physic from Angers University and in Measurement & Metrology from Limoges University. Master’s degree in Mathematics from Orsay University. Industry first experience at Michelin Company. Automotive engineering industry experience since 2015. Renault employee since 2016.

3:45 – 4:15 PM CET | 9:45 – 10:15 AM ET
Marco Bonato, Valeo

The improved abilities of collecting high volume high quality road load data has the consequence that the traditional way of analyzing
such data for predictive reliability becomes more and more complex. Nowadays it is really challenging to detect trends from driving measurements that come from hundreds or thousands of channels. Modern tools for data science are therefore required to shorten the analysis times, making it more efficient and robust. This permits the complete analysis of the whole data set, instead of focusing on those group/type of data considered important from experience or engineering judgment.Valeo is currently collaborating with HBM Prenscia in order to implement the new software solution for data science : nCodeDS.

Starting from the so-called “Big Road Load Data” the goal is to:
– Perform quick and effective data post treatment and post-processing
– Apply deep learning technique to detect trends inside the data –
Built robust predictive models in order to exploit such data for reliability predictions
– Further application would then be related in order to apply the same approach to bigger unstructured datasets (ex from commercial
sensors mounted on a fleet of cars).

A case study will investigate how this approach has been used to predict in-service fatigue damage for a new range of heat exchangers (CO2 cooled air conditioning system).

Do you have a question for the presenter? The presenter will be available to answer questions at the Guest Speaker booth in the Virtual Exhibition Hall for approx. 1 hour after the presentation has ended.

Author bio:
Marco Bonato is Reliability Design Leadr and Expert, in Valeo since 2012. His responsibility includes the elaboration of new specifications, the design of reliability studies related to automotive heat exchangers, and development and implementation of customer-based engineering and reliability issues. Marco holds a Ph.D. in Material Science from the University of Bristol (UK). Prior to this, he obtained a Master degree in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Padua (Italy).

4:15 – 4:45 PM CET | 10:15 – 10:45 AM ET
INTEST & Julien Bocholier, Michelin

Do you have a question for the presenter? The presenter will be available to answer questions at the Guest Speaker booth in the Virtual Exhibition Hall for approx. 1 hour after the presentation has ended.

4:45 – 5:15 PM CET | 10:45 – 11:15 AM ET
Samson Truong, NASA Armstrong

Do you have a question for the presenter? The presenter will be available to answer questions at the Guest Speaker booth in the Virtual Exhibition Hall for approx. 1 hour after the presentation has ended.

5:15 – 5:45 PM CET | 11:15 – 11:45 AM ET
Dave Bogema – Director NVH Solutions, VI-grade

Sound and vibration are intrinsic parts of the driving experience. Consciously or not, people make decisions and form opinions based on the sound and vibration they perceive from the vehicle. Buying decision, perception of quality, reliability and proper function, and emotional response (whether positive or negative) are all considerably influenced by the sound and vibration of the vehicle. NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) embraces a number of factors essential to delivering the overall driving experience and communicating brand DNA. An enormous amount of technology is applied in the vehicle design and development process to engineer the NVH characteristics of the vehicle. Whether from CAE models or from measured data, most of this data is in the form of numbers, plots and graphs. Communicating this information and making decisions with confidence is difficult, because as humans, we perceive and understand sound and vibration as sound and vibration, not as plots and graphs. NVH virtual prototypes and NVH simulators bridge the gap between CAE and Test and between analytical and human perception and understanding. Set NVH targets with confidence, assess design changes rapidly, know that the NVH content and design is correct before building the first physical prototype using NVH virtual prototypes in the NVH Simulator. The Brüel & Kjær NVH Simulator technology is the latest addition to the VI-grade suite of simulator and simulation tools. VI-grade solutions bridge the gap between test and simulation to accelerate product development for Vehicle Dynamics, Ride and Handling, ADAS and AV, HMI, Motorsports and now NVH. The paper will illustrate how NVH virtual prototypes and NVH simulators can help set and attain NVH design goals and vastly increase NVH development efficiency.

5:45 – 6:15 PM CET | 11:45 – 12:15 AM ET
Rafael Vélez Rodríguez – Commercial Sales Manager, TSI

The acoustic comfort requirements on ships have been increasing during the last decades due to the awareness of the shipowners to provide a better work environment to the crew and better experiences to user clients Under the crew point of view, a less noisy work environment provides better performance of workers and reduction of health problems while, for instance, for the clients of cruise ships the fact of spending holidays as comfortable as possible and enjoying a good rest are manifested as key aspects.

Author bio:
Mr. Publio Beltran is Master Degree in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture.

6:15 – 7:00 PM CET | 12:15 – 1:00 PM ET
Paul Deconinck – R&D Manager, THIOT INGENIERIE

THIOT INGENIERIE has been specialized in gas launchers design and manufacturing – for velocities from 10 to 9000 m.s-1 – for 30 years, and Shock Physics experiments for 10 years. THIOT INGENIERIE provides services for world industry leaders from ballistic testing to blast numerical simulations. For four years, our laboratory has developed a strong expertise in high-G acceleration events. From an experimental point of view THIOT INGENIERIE is able to perform acceleration tests up to 100,000 G with modulated pulse amplitude and pulse width: – on subsystems with CHRONOS acceleration generator. The specific feature of CHRONOS is that the tested sample is softly recovered at the end of the test, and is therefore subject to no damage other than that caused by the acceleration – on elementary component using Split Hopkinson Pressure Bars (SHPB) apparatus. TELEDYNE e2v is a global leader in specialised components and subsystems for innovative solutions. We serve high end markets such as medical, science, aerospace, defense and industrial. We supply the industry with components such as microprocessors, high-speed Analog-to-digital converters and image sensors. Our value is to build high performance and reliability components in small and medium batches. Our products serve high-end markets such as Space or Aerospace. We are able to deliver a full service from design to qualification, and this for the most demanding environments. Teledyne e2v offers a wide range of assembly capabilities: flip-chip on die size up to 550mm and, more than 11 000 bumps, wire bond with gold or aluminum, System in Package, Multi-Chip Module, and SMD; with organic or ceramic substrate. High-G acceleration application requires more and more integrated electronic systems to respond to the increasing need of high speed signal processing with a minimum of weight. TELEDYNE E2V could provide high-reliable, high-speed processors and converters in Flip Chip technology to respond to this demand, but High-G is a new application domain. Therefore, the aim of the study is to evaluate the behavior of the TELEDYNE E2V Flip chip technology in High G environment, to evaluate the maximum acceptable level of acceleration, to determine the failure mechanism generated by High-G acceleration and to give some design recommendations to integrate the flip chip dies. This coupled approach between acceleration experiments and associated numerical simulations helps identifying weak areas more rapidly and are an essential stage in the design loop of a new product.

Author bio:
Specialist in Vibration and Noise Analysis, Predictive Maintenance, Monitoring Systems, Shipboard Testing and Measuring, Failure Consultant, Structural Analysis, Dynamic Testing and Training and RCA´s Analyst. Over 44 years of experience and 3.500 references of projects related to these activities. Publio is author of several publications and courses, and has participated as speaker at the most prestigious national and international conferences.

7:00 – 7:45 PM CET | 1:00 – 1:45 PM ET
Bob Franz, Business Development Manager, Hottinger Brüel & Kjær

Testing is a necessary part of producing new products. Companies need to be able to competently test their products in the least amount of time using the safest process to protect their prototype investment. The ability to reduce the amount of time spent in the test environment can provide substantial benefits for data quality, insights and overall testing costs. HBK’s B&K Tescia is a new solution to real-time monitoring, feature extraction and recording. This system can measure in real-time using certified algorithms that can be applied to many types of standardized tests. Nth octave, spectral and true resampled order tracks are the main analyzers incorporated in this product. Triggers can be driven to record, analyze and set relays based on the analyzers in B&K Tescia. Slow speed measurements can be digitally input and feature extractions can be digitally output to and from other systems.

Author Bio:
Bob Franz has been in the data acquisition and real-time analysis field for over 30 years. He was a founder and Chief Engineer of a Company called DSPCon, which was the largest provider of jet engine dynamics test systems in the world. He now is a business development manager at HBK.

7:45 – 8:30 PM CET | 1:45 – 2:30 PM ET
Ashwin Rao, Application Engineer, HBM Prenscia Inc.

Finite element analysis can be improved through correlation with measured strain. The Virtual Strain Gauge feature in nCode DesignLife provides a unique, powerful way of correlating physical test with finite element analysis results. It also facilitates the reconstruction of applied load histories from measured strain gauge data on a component.

Author bio:
Ashwin Rao is an Applications Engineer at Prenscia working with customers in providing technical support, training and engineering consulting projects. He has 5+ years’ of experience in fatigue/durability, FEA, material testing and smart materials. He has published a monograph, authored 10+ journal publications and presented at several international conferences. He holds a PhD. and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas.

8:30 – 9:00 PM CET | 2:30 – 3:00 PM ET
Ed Green, Principal Staff Engineer – PhD, Engineering Services, Hottinger Brüel & Kjær

The B&K impedance tube was designed in 1944 based on Per Brüel’s Ph.D. thesis. The apparatus continues its evolution today as changing customer needs and the introduction of new materials (meta materials, acoustic black holes, aerogels…) push the boundaries of existing technology. This presentation discusses recent advances in the testing of acoustic materials for applications as varied as electric motors and batteries, smart phones, headphones, etc.., in frequency ranges as low as 17Hz and as high as 20kHz and with thicknesses as small as a few μm.

Author bio:
Ed Green has been a noise engineer in the Detroit area for the last 26 years. For the last nine years, Ed has been a principal staff engineer at Brüel & Kjær Sound and Vibration Engineering Services. Ed holds a Ph.D. from Purdue University. Ed’s PhD thesis focused on “smart” foams for Active Noise Control, and his Masters thesis was on the subject of foam modeling. Ed is responsible for Quality, and he leads all R&D efforts for the consulting group at SVES. He also heads up the group’s eDrive mission to expand SVES’s impact on electric machine noise.

9:00 – 9:30 PM CET | 3:00 – 3:30 PM ET
Mir Rafay, Application Engineer, HBM Prenscia Inc.

In this presentation, we will explore how to gain actionable insights and drive product design improvements through analyzing and visualizing service loading conditions with nCode. Techniques like frequency analysis, time-at-level analysis, and Rainflow cycle counting will be demonstrated to characterize product performance and understand vibration levels. We will identify the factors that may lead to durability concerns and investigate what conditions drive fatigue, when and where the conditions occur on the road, and what media like onboard video can tell us.

Author bio:
Mir Rafay is an application engineer at Prenscia responsible for trainings, nCode technical support and other engineering services. He has 7 years of durability testing and product development experience in the auto industry. Mir graduated with a Master’s degree in Automotive engineering from the university of Michigan-Dearborn.

9:30 – 10:00 PM CET | 3:30 – 4:00 PM ET
Daniel Cruz, Application Engineer, HBM Prenscia Inc.

Author bio:
Daniel Cruz is an Application Engineer for Prenscia, teaching classes and providing pre- and post-sale support for ReliaSoft applications like Weibull++, XFMEA, BlockSim and more. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

10:00 – 10:30 PM CET | 4:00 – 4:30 PM ET
Jon Aldred, Director, Product Management, HBM Prenscia Inc.

Engineers are increasingly faced with the challenge of locating relevant data in today’s landscape of multiple data sources and storage options. Volumes of data are being acquired at rates not previously possible, yet the percentage of data actually analyzed is still very small. Time is spent searching for data critical to providing engineering insights for understanding product performance instead of other, more critical areas of operational concern like reducing time-to-market. If data could be found quicker, projects could move forward, and analyses performed with greater confidence.

This presentation will reveal how engineers can rapidly get actionable insights from large quantities of sensor data using nCode software. Details of commercial products, Aqira and nCodeDS, will illustrate search capabilities that enable you to perform data-related queries, even down to the individual measurement channel. It will also show how using these search results together with scalable data analytics enables you to more rapidly solve your engineering challenges.

Author Bio:
Jon Aldred is Director of Prenscia Product Management, and is based in Southfield, Michigan. Jon has over 20 years product management experience and is responsible for nCode and ReliaSoft software brands for durability and reliability engineering. Previously, Jon worked on vehicle programs at Chrysler in Detroit and Jaguar Cars in the UK, performing CAE simulations for NVH, crash and durability.

4:30 – 5:00 PM ET
Emma L. Pierson, NASA Glenn

Abstract to be presented at conference.

Do you have a question for the presenter? The presenter will be available to answer questions at the Guest Speaker booth in the Virtual Exhibition Hall for approx. 1 hour after the presentation has ended.

5:00 – 5:30 PM ET
Dr.-Ing. Claus Zimmermann, RUAG AG

In 2017, Brüel & Kjær introduced a new standard for hearing simulation based on 12 years of research and development, intended to provide unprecedented realism. The Brüel & Kjær HF-HATS (High-frequency Head and Torso Simulator) Type 5128 provides an accurate simulation of human hearing by more accurately modeling human geometry and acoustic impedance from the pinna to the eardrum.

Do you have a question for the presenter? The presenter will be available to answer questions at the Guest Speaker booth in the Virtual Exhibition Hall for approx. 1 hour after the presentation has ended.

Author bio:
Background education: Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and Ph.D. degree in Thermal Turbomachinery from the University of Stuttgart in Germany. Working as Head of Measurement/IT for the Aerodynamics Department of RUAG AG, Emmen/Switzerland since 2002. Responsible for providing the soft- and hardware needed for data acquisition, data processing, and operation of the controlled systems within the wind tunnel facility. Responsible for the design/manufacture/calibration of strain-gauge balances for internal use as well as for external customers.

5:30 – 6:00 PM ET
Daniel Kreuter, Bosch

We ‘ll propose a method of such an extraction function and an example of easy implementation with nCode Glyphworks. The method is oracle-based with mathematical analysis of physical measure signal for accurate start / end identification of each sector.

Do you have a question for the presenter? The presenter will be available to answer questions at the Guest Speaker booth in the Virtual Exhibition Hall for approx. 1 hour after the presentation has ended.

Author bio:
2002-2013 Dipl. Ing and Dr. Ing. at TU Dresden (student and fellow), 2014-2016 Tenneco GmbH, Edenkoben, Applied Research engineer, 2016-today BOSCH Group, Corporate Sector Research

6:00 – 6:30 PM ET
Kenneth J. Pederson, NASA Glenn

Abstract to be presented at the conference.

Do you have a question for the presenter? The presenter will be available to answer questions at the Guest Speaker booth in the Virtual Exhibition Hall for approx. 1 hour after the presentation has ended.

6:30 – 7:00 PM ET
Francois Quiin, Renault

This presentation will include examples of how this more accurate hearing simulator will help close the gap between the headphones as we hear them and the headphone measurements we look at.

Do you have a question for the presenter? The presenter will be available to answer questions at the Guest Speaker booth in the Virtual Exhibition Hall for approx. 1 hour after the presentation has ended.

Author bio:
BSC degree in Applied Physic from Angers University and in Measurement & Metrology from Limoges University. Master’s degree in Mathematics from Orsay University. Industry first experience at Michelin Company. Automotive engineering industry experience since 2015. Renault employee since 2016.

7:00 – 7:30 PM ET
Marco Bonato, Valeo

This year we’ll have a focus on continuous improvement of cutting implementation and new questions that numerical simulation brings to us.

Do you have a question for the presenter? The presenter will be available to answer questions at the Guest Speaker booth in the Virtual Exhibition Hall for approx. 1 hour after the presentation has ended.

Author bio:
Marco Bonato is Reliability Design Leadr and Expert, in Valeo since 2012. His responsibility includes the elaboration of new specifications, the design of reliability studies related to automotive heat exchangers, and development and implementation of customer-based engineering and reliability issues. Marco holds a Ph.D. in Material Science from the University of Bristol (UK). Prior to this, he obtained a Master degree in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Padua (Italy).

7:30 – 8:00 PM ET
INTEST & Julien Bocholier, Michelin

Do you have a question for the presenter? The presenter will be available to answer questions at the Guest Speaker booth in the Virtual Exhibition Hall for approx. 1 hour after the presentation has ended.

8:00 – 8:30 PM ET
Samson Truong, NASA Armstrong

Do you have a question for the presenter? The presenter will be available to answer questions at the Guest Speaker booth in the Virtual Exhibition Hall for approx. 1 hour after the presentation has ended.

8:30 – 9:00 PM ET
Dave Bogema – Director NVH Solutions, VI-grade

Sound and vibration are intrinsic parts of the driving experience. Consciously or not, people make decisions and form opinions based on the sound and vibration they perceive from the vehicle. Buying decision, perception of quality, reliability and proper function, and emotional response (whether positive or negative) are all considerably influenced by the sound and vibration of the vehicle. NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) embraces a number of factors essential to delivering the overall driving experience and communicating brand DNA. An enormous amount of technology is applied in the vehicle design and development process to engineer the NVH characteristics of the vehicle. Whether from CAE models or from measured data, most of this data is in the form of numbers, plots and graphs. Communicating this information and making decisions with confidence is difficult, because as humans, we perceive and understand sound and vibration as sound and vibration, not as plots and graphs. NVH virtual prototypes and NVH simulators bridge the gap between CAE and Test and between analytical and human perception and understanding. Set NVH targets with confidence, assess design changes rapidly, know that the NVH content and design is correct before building the first physical prototype using NVH virtual prototypes in the NVH Simulator. The Brüel & Kjær NVH Simulator technology is the latest addition to the VI-grade suite of simulator and simulation tools. VI-grade solutions bridge the gap between test and simulation to accelerate product development for Vehicle Dynamics, Ride and Handling, ADAS and AV, HMI, Motorsports and now NVH. The paper will illustrate how NVH virtual prototypes and NVH simulators can help set and attain NVH design goals and vastly increase NVH development efficiency.

9:00 – 9:30 PM ET
Rafael Vélez Rodríguez – Commercial Sales Manager, TSI

The acoustic comfort requirements on ships have been increasing during the last decades due to the awareness of the shipowners to provide a better work environment to the crew and better experiences to user clients Under the crew point of view, a less noisy work environment provides better performance of workers and reduction of health problems while, for instance, for the clients of cruise ships the fact of spending holidays as comfortable as possible and enjoying a good rest are manifested as key aspects.

Author bio:
Mr. Publio Beltran is Master Degree in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture.

9:30 – 10:00 PM ET
Paul Deconinck – R&D Manager, THIOT INGENIERIE

THIOT INGENIERIE has been specialized in gas launchers design and manufacturing – for velocities from 10 to 9000 m.s-1 – for 30 years, and Shock Physics experiments for 10 years. THIOT INGENIERIE provides services for world industry leaders from ballistic testing to blast numerical simulations. For four years, our laboratory has developed a strong expertise in high-G acceleration events. From an experimental point of view THIOT INGENIERIE is able to perform acceleration tests up to 100,000 G with modulated pulse amplitude and pulse width: – on subsystems with CHRONOS acceleration generator. The specific feature of CHRONOS is that the tested sample is softly recovered at the end of the test, and is therefore subject to no damage other than that caused by the acceleration – on elementary component using Split Hopkinson Pressure Bars (SHPB) apparatus. TELEDYNE e2v is a global leader in specialised components and subsystems for innovative solutions. We serve high end markets such as medical, science, aerospace, defense and industrial. We supply the industry with components such as microprocessors, high-speed Analog-to-digital converters and image sensors. Our value is to build high performance and reliability components in small and medium batches. Our products serve high-end markets such as Space or Aerospace. We are able to deliver a full service from design to qualification, and this for the most demanding environments. Teledyne e2v offers a wide range of assembly capabilities: flip-chip on die size up to 550mm and, more than 11 000 bumps, wire bond with gold or aluminum, System in Package, Multi-Chip Module, and SMD; with organic or ceramic substrate. High-G acceleration application requires more and more integrated electronic systems to respond to the increasing need of high speed signal processing with a minimum of weight. TELEDYNE E2V could provide high-reliable, high-speed processors and converters in Flip Chip technology to respond to this demand, but High-G is a new application domain. Therefore, the aim of the study is to evaluate the behavior of the TELEDYNE E2V Flip chip technology in High G environment, to evaluate the maximum acceptable level of acceleration, to determine the failure mechanism generated by High-G acceleration and to give some design recommendations to integrate the flip chip dies. This coupled approach between acceleration experiments and associated numerical simulations helps identifying weak areas more rapidly and are an essential stage in the design loop of a new product.

Author bio:
Specialist in Vibration and Noise Analysis, Predictive Maintenance, Monitoring Systems, Shipboard Testing and Measuring, Failure Consultant, Structural Analysis, Dynamic Testing and Training and RCA´s Analyst. Over 44 years of experience and 3.500 references of projects related to these activities. Publio is author of several publications and courses, and has participated as speaker at the most prestigious national and international conferences.

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