VI-grade Offers COMPACT NVH Simulator

This simulator marries the small footprint of a DESKTOP Simulator with the multi-axial vibration capabilities of a full STATIC NVH Simulator, company says.

This simulator marries the small footprint of a DESKTOP Simulator with the multi-axial vibration capabilities of a full STATIC NVH Simulator, company says.

VI-grade, the simulation and driving simulator company that accelerates product innovation by bridging the gap between simulation and physical testing, has launched its new COMPACT NVH Simulator at the SAE Noise and Vibration Conference & Exhibition in Grand Rapids, MI, taking place in early September 2021. The new COMPACT NVH Simulator addresses ability to fully and accurately experience vibration at all driver touch points, along with noise, but in a small footprint.   

Coupled with the NVH Simulator software, the COMPACT NVH Simulator brings NVH virtual prototypes to life, making it easy to understand and evaluate NVH data and make decisions on NVH designs and content​.  Not only does the new COMPACT NVH Simulator combine the desktop size and proximity for ease of use and access with the full static vibration capabilities of the STATIC NVH Simulator. Because of its small footprint, it can be easily accommodated in the engineering office.

VI-grade expands product line to include new COMPACT NVH Simulator. Image courtesy of VI-grade.

“To achieve an exceptionally stiff structure capable of delivering controlled, accurate vibrations to the evaluator, we have decided to make extensive usage of carbon fiber in our COMPACT NVH Simulator. Both the frame and the steering wheel are made of carbon fiber, ensuring that no vibration modes affect the response, allowing for accurate vibration experience,” says Dave Bogema, director of NVH Solutions, VI-grade. “Multiple electrodynamic shakers are used in the design to provide high vibration levels over a wide frequency range. An integrated touchscreen interface allows evaluators to easily control the simulator and provide feedback on the vehicles they are experiencing.”

“Our brand new COMPACT NVH Simulator can be applied to numerous areas, providing realistic evaluation of road noise and vibration on various surfaces, road impacts, powertrain NVH phenomena like cylinder deactivation, engine start/stop, idle, lugging boom, and many others,” says Guido Bairati, vice president Global Sales & Marketing, VI-grade. “The COMPACT NVH Simulator provides automakers and suppliers with the means to experience the NVH characteristics of vehicles and the impact of various systems and components long before prototypes are available.”

The company invites those interested to join in on a virtual launch event on September 23rd, 2021 at 10 a.m. EDT | 4 p.m. CEST to discover more about this new Driving Simulator.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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