COST Action TU1105 NVH - analysis techniques for design and optimization of hybrid and electric vehicles


The socio-economic quest towards developing transportation with lower CO2 emission is a global goal of the EU and a crucial ingredient for the competitiveness of the whole European transportation industry. It forces an increased focus on alternative powering systems such as electric and hybrid drives. To be competitive, however, such vehicles must have an acceptable Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) behaviour, not only inside the vehicle, but also outside if it is nor to pose major concerns regarding safety of weaker road users such as two-wheelers and pedestrians. Most of the NVH design and problem-solving knowledge gathered has concentrated on internal combustion vehicles and so novel analysis techniques have to be developed for vehicles with these new drives. In addition the limited knowledge on electric and hybrid vehicles is scattered all over Europe. The aim of this Action is to engage NVH experts from vehicle industry and renowned research groups in the accumulation, development and dissemination of such novel techniques. The COST framework provides the unique opportunity to bring together experienced academic and early-stage researchers, EU authorities for transport regulations, independent consultants, experienced representatives from industry and associations of transporters.

Project details

Action member:Emiliano Mucchi

 Funding source: COST

Start date 11/04/2012 - end date 10/04/2016


  • Miguel Hernandez University, Spain - Chair
  • Kompetenzzentrum - Das virtuelle Fahrzeug, Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Austria
  • University of Liege, Belgium
  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • University of Ruse, Bulgaria
  • Todor Kableshkov University of Transport, Bulgaria
  • University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Croatia
  • Univerzita Palackeho v OlomouciFilozoficka fakulta, Czech Republic
  • Direction Recherche et Développement Route de Gisy, France
  • University of Lyon, France
  • RWTH Aachen University, Germany
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability LBF, Germany
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • University of Ferrara, Italy
  • eCampus, Italy
  • AGH University of Science and Technology,  Poland
  • Institute of Vehicles Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
  • Faculty of Engineering - University of Porto, Portugal
  • Instituto Superior Tecnico de Lisboa, Portugal
  • "Gheorghe Asachi" Technical University of Iasi, Romania
  • Universitatea Transilvania din Brasov, Romania
  • University of Cantabria, Spain
  • Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Spain
  • Loughborough University, United Kingdom
  • University of Southampton, United Kingdom
  • LMS International, Belgium
  • Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
  • University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Leopoldo de Oliveira Escola de Engenharia de Sao Carlos - USP, Brazil
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States