Equipment

The AVC group has access to an extensive inventory of specialised equipment for the measurement of noise and vibration.

  • Polytec 3D scanning laser vibrometer
  • Polytec 1D scanning laser vibrometer
  • Polytec torsional vibrometer
  • Acoustic anechoic chamber
  • Acoustic reverberation chambers
  • Aeroacoustic chambers
  • Hot-wires
  • Microflown
  • Accelerometers
  • Strain gauges
  • Impedance tube for materials characterisation
  • Flow resistivity measurement equipment for characterisation of acoustic materials
  • Reference sound power sources
  • Seat pad accelerometer
  • Hand-arm accelerometer
  • Microphones
  • Microphone arrays
  • Hydrophones for underwater acoustic measurements
  • Underwater ultrasound transducers
  • Rohde & Schwartz amplifiers, signal generator, oscilloscope for ultrasound investigations
  • Micro-epsilon high-accuracy proximity probes
  • Electromagnetic cage for containment of ultrasonic and RF emissions
  • EZ-ANC active noise and vibration control systems
  • Custom-built FPGA active noise and vibration control system.
  • Sound level meters, Bruel and Kjaer, and Larson Davis LD2900
  • Several dSpace DS1102, DS1103, and DS1104, and one Micro-Autobox rapid control system development tools
  • Texas Instruments control system development boards and software
  • National Instruments cDAQ and PXI data acquisition systems
  • Spectrum analysers, Prosig, B&K Photon, B&K Pulse.
  • xPC Target
  • Quanser WinCon - real-time rapid prototyping and hardware-in-the-loop simulation using PC hardware
  • Binaural acoustic mannequin, Head Acoustics HMS III.
  • Vibration shakers, LDS 209, LDS 405, LDS V720, Modal Dynamics MD110
  • Hydraulic ram for horizontal and vertical shaker excitation
  • High Load (30000 N) piezo-stack actuator and servo control system
  • Microstrain Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)
  • Large diesel engines and load banks for use as vibro-acoustic test platforms of exhaust systems and vibration mitigation.
  • Mitsubishi V6 engine and Schenk eddy-current dynamometer for test platform
  • Bearing test rig
  • Large hydraulic hexapod