Denis Blanchet has over the years trained engineers barely starting with vibro-acoustics simulation to very senior experts wanting to expand their knowledge in various simulation methods.  Your vibro-acoustic team can benefit from the wide range of knowledge and experience we can bring to the table in the form of trainings, technology transfer projects or retainers.  The fundamental objective is to better understand the vibro-acoustics physical phenomena related to your specific product and use this understanding to positively impact product design. Your simulation process can be streamlined to get the best ROI possible and spending your resources on product design instead of model building process.

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Training

Focuses on introduction to modelling methods theory and its implementation into VA One. Basic and advanced courses are available. Typical topics include: FEM, BEM, PEM, SEA, FE/SEA Coupled, TMM, Scripting, Modal Analysis…

A training day typically includes theory, discussion on software implementation and finally hands-on exercises to ensure knowledge is integrated and retained by participants. These training sessions can be customized to include one or more modelling methods and can be delivered on-site over a customer elected number of days.

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Workshop

The “Workshop” package provides a perfect platform to learn how to apply basic and advanced vibro-acoustics concepts to real world industrial problems. Applications such as Windnoise, Speech Intelligibility, Muffler Noise, Sound Package Design, Optimization, BSR, Stress Recovery, Satellite and Launchers Virtual Certification Test, Automation of Predictive Model Building and marine applications such as Cabin Noise, Source Characterization, Underwater Noise Radiation, HVAC modelling…

A workshop day typically includes an introduction of the application challenges and the best combination of modelling methods to build a predictive simulation model. It is always followed by hands-on exercises to ensure knowledge is integrated and retained by participants. These workshops can be combined to include one or more industrial applications and can be delivered on-site over a customer elected number of days.

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Consulting Guidance

Helps customers who want to learn and/or be supervised during the first few design projects they perform using VA One. It generally follows a training and/or workshop and aims at building confidence in the selection of modelling approaches and model building strategy a user wants to implement. It also helps first time users with the many questions that arise when performing a first concrete and complex vibro-acoustic simulation project.

In this package, the user learns additional tips and tricks that can’t be covered in a few days of training or workshop. He also learns how to write experimental test plans and how to perform the experiments to ensure proper measurable quantities are compared with simulation results. Finally, the “Consulting Guidance” package helps a user with correlation between test and simulation results and how one can diagnose predictive models and experimental results to ensure physical phenomena are actually well represented.

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Technology Transfer

Provides to customers a step by step guide on how to perform a vibro-acoustic project using VA One. The simulation part of the project is completely done by dBVibroAcoustics and the experimental test can either be done by us or done by the customer under our supervision and following our test plan. Furthermore, when poro-elastic materials are used in the application, the “Technology Transfer” package includes a provision to send material samples to a lab for Biot parameters testing.

In short, the “Technology Transfer” package aims at documenting all the steps needed to create a predictive VA model, perform experimental test, compare simulation and test results, diagnose divergence of results (if any) and perform design changes to allow design optimization. This package is ideal for users who want to get up to speed with VA simulation very quickly and get a process in place within the organisation that allows for efficient and successful VA projects in the future.

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Consulting Project

Aims at addressing immediate customers’ pain points and developing a solution that will either fix a short term problem and/or develop a longer term solution that will be integrated into the design process. This package is therefore varied in nature and can take several forms, for example: optimization of vehicle sound package, design of a muffler, the development of custom internal scripted solution to speed up the design process and reduce internal cost to get a predicted response.

A “Consulting Project” package is not about learning how a VA model is built or validated but is more about getting new design ideas that will save material and manufacturing cost, reduce weight and therefore improve consumption performance of a vehicle for example. The “Consulting Project” is ideal for customers who do not want to invest heavily in software, hardware and highly educated engineers needed to perform simulations and only need a turnkey solution.

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Retainer

Is a longer term agreement (a quarter, half or full year) where Denis Blanchet is made available to the customer to provide recommendations concerning any aspects of VA simulation based on past experience and numerous readings against a flat rate payment by the customer. The deliverables are not associated with any specific tasks, but rather to the fact that Mr. Blanchet is available in priority to the customer through phone, web conference and email. Occasional on-site visits are also possible as needed.

The benefit of this agreement for the customer lies in the fact that for the duration of any internal project or projects during the “Retainer” package period, the customer has available at his fingertips a highly experienced VA expert and can consult this resource as often as needed to provide answers to pressing project questions. No training or production work is included in this package.

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