Millbrook, one of Europe’s leading test, validation and engineering solution providers, has announced an investment into a new noise measurement system that it hopes will further enhance its capabilities and improve the management of company processes, methodologies and data.
The investment – which follows a number of other upgrades across the business including to all 12 engine dynos, further investment in its Portable Emissions Measurement System (PEMS) and increased capabilities within the crash test department – enables Millbrook to test, investigate and develop way beyond the basic regulatory requirements.
The new noise facilities will be particularly prevalent in the development of new technologies, including electric and hybrid vehicles, enabling engineers to measure acoustics and vibration inside a vehicle and sync it with data recorded outside. The system itself is for, but not limited to, sound source localization and contribution analysis.
Ravi Bal, senior engineer at Millbrook, said, “NVH testing is a key area of development for Millbrook and we are working with many of our customers to conduct a variety of objective measurements in a repeatable test environment. This will enable us to assist our customers with investigation and development tasks, not just for regulatory purposes but also for improvements in refinement.
“In 2012, we introduced the UK’s first commercially available ISO 10844:2011 specification noise surface, providing the most advanced facilities for investigating and understanding vehicle noise. While the anticipated update to legislative type approval requirements did not go ahead as predicted in 2014, Millbrook is keen to remain at the forefront of the latest technology for the test and development of noise, and have invested in state-of-the-art data acquisition hardware and software to provide a wide range of capabilities.”
August 7, 2015