MIRA Ltd and Brüel & Kjær have signed an agreement to collaborate on providing turnkey noise, vibration & harshness (NVH) testing solutions and consultancy to optimise the vehicle development process.
This alliance recognises the challenge of meeting increasing vehicle refinement objectives during shorter development schedules and brings together MIRA’s engineering expertise with Brüel & Kjær’s latest sound and vibration measurement technology to create an enhanced NVH solution for automotive manufacturers.
“In Brüel & Kjær we have gained a partner with an unsurpassed understanding of the factors contributing to NVH as well as access to a suite of industry-leading solutions,” said MIRA CEO Dr George Gillespie at the contract signing in Copenhagen.
“This partnership represents a significant investment for both businesses and will not only allow us to provide the most comprehensive measurement and analysis service possible but affords MIRA the ability to develop future NVH solutions that will be highly desirable to our customers.”
Brüel & Kjær Managing Director, Lars Rønn, added: “This collaboration matches the world-class automotive engineering capabilities of MIRA with the NVH solution expertise of Brüel & Kjær, enabling the delivery of integrated NVH development and troubleshooting solutions to automotive manufacturers and suppliers.”
In addition to knowledge transfer between the two businesses, the agreement will see MIRA upgrade their solutions by purchasing a range of equipment from Brüel & Kjær (including two 24 channel PULSE data acquisition & analysis systems and a desk top NVH Vehicle Simulator) who will provide training and technical support as well as access to its extensive network in China.
The state-of-the-art equipment offers numerous technical advantages to users including increased accuracy and the ability to design and demonstrate the noise characteristics of a new vehicle by driving a ‘virtual’ version first – negating the need for expensive, time consuming prototyping and maximising evaluation efficiency.