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KU Leuven

General

Type of Organisation: University
Origin Country:Belgium
Contact:Mr. Wim Desmet | Mr. Bert Pluymers
Tel.: + 32 16 322 529 | + 32 16 322 480



Expertise

The KU Leuven (University of Leuven) was founded in 1425 and is one of the oldest universities in Europe and the largest one in Belgium. It has 40257 students and a staff of 9848, with 14 faculties covering all disciplines all disciplines in humanities, life sciences, physical sciences & engineering. The mission of the university is threefold: education, research and service to community and industry. It is the explicit policy to transfer knowledge and experience gained in research to students in different levels of education.

The PMA division of the department of Mechanical Engineering performs research in production engineering, machine design and automation and has a staff of about 150 co-workers. The Noise and Vibration Research Group, which is part of PMA, is one of the world-leading research groups in noise and vibration engineering. This group counts 8 permanent staff members, 8 post-doctoral senior researchers and 59 pre-doctoral junior researchers. The activities of the group are focussed along four major lines of research: numerical modelling, identification of linear and nonlinear dynamic systems, active noise and vibration control and design of intelligent lightweight systems.





Participation in EU Projects and International Activities

Throughout the years, the Noise and Vibration Research Group has been actively involved in many national and international research projects and thematic networks, relevant to vehicle engineering.

These include European research projects (past FP4, FP5, FP6 and on-going FP7) such as ALIVE, ASANCA, ASANCA II, ANRAVA, BRAIN, CANTOR, DAFNOR, ECOSYSTEMS, ENLIGHT, ENOVNET, EMBOCON, ESTOMAD, FATYNAMICS, IDEAL-VENT, INMAR, MID-MOD, NOISELESS, PIANO, SALOMO, SEANET, SMARTACUS, SOQCRATES, TECABS and VAMP.

Next to these, KU Leuven is involved in Marie Curie training projects such as AETHER, EDSVS I and II, MADUSE, SIM-VIA2, VECOM, IMESCON, ANADE, FLOWAIRS, INTERACTIVE, SUPERPANELS, GRESIMO, MAREWINT, Smart Structures CAE, EXPLICA, MID-FREQUENCY, TIRE-DYN, PAM, EMVeM, ANTARES and eLiQuiD, coordinating the latter 8 projects.











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