NVH and System Validation

Academic Staff

Research Focus

The main focus is on methods and processes for the development and validation of user-oriented mobility systems. One of the research topics is the continuous integration of simulation and testing in the field of energy efficiency and NVH, as well as model-based system development and the design of validation environments. Essential aspects and sub-topics are:

  • NVH (complete vehicle and components)
  • Comfort objectification and evaluation methods
  • Sugestive Sounddesign
  • Energy-efficient driving and operating strategies
  • Validation of ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems)
  • Connected development and validation in a global product development environment
  • Model-based Systems Engineering
  • Use-case-based validation methods for components up to multimodal mobility concepts

Service Offer

We are your partner for questions concerning development and validation in the context of NVH, drivability and energy efficiency on the basis of a methodical approach considering systemic influencing factors.

  • Joint development and validation of innovative, needs-based products
  • Conception of suitable validation environments
  • Support by and implementation of Model-Based Systems Engineering methods
  • Practical, theoretical and experimental examinations at our facilities or in your company with mobile measuring technology (e. g. 3D laser scanning vibrometry)
  • Assistance in carrying out reproducible driving and roller dynamometer tests
  • Analysis and optimisation of NVH behavior
  • Analysis and optimisation of operating strategies
  • Model identification and time-efficient testing
  • Acoustic measurements inside and outside the vehicle (e. g. dummy head measurements, simulated passing)


  • Acoustic roller test bench: 2-axle driven roller dynamometer with vehicle-in-the-loop technology in the semi-open space (lower cut-off frequency of 63Hz)
  • Driving robot (SAP 2000)
  • 3D-Laser-Scanning-Vibrometer (PSV 3D) for contactless and non-reactive detection of 3-dimensional vibrations of surfaces
  • 3D sound intensity probe (LMS SoundBrush)
  • Artificial head, uni and triax accelerometers, mobile fuel gauge, free-field microphones, 40-channel front-end and AFT TORnado
  • Modeling software based on SysML
  • IPEK driving simulator with force feedback pedal
  • Various experimental vehicles (conventional, hybrid, electric)


The information flyer can be downloaded here.

More information on the equipment of the institute can be found here


Current theses of the research group can be found here.


Dipl.-Ing. Sascha Ott
Managing Director Institute of Product Engineering
Managing Director KIT Center Mobility Systems

+49 721 608 43681sascha ott does-not-exist.kit edu

Standort Fasanengarten

Selected Publications

Albers, A.; Dietmayer, K.; Bargende, M.; Behrendt, M.; Yan, S.; Buchholz, M.; Zaiser, S.; Rößler, A.; Bernthaler, T (2017). XiL-BW-e – Laboratory Network Baden-Württemberg for Electric Mobility. 30th International Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition, October 9-11, 2017, Stuttgart

Albers, A.; Schille, F.; Wysocki, T.; Behrendt, M.; Birkhold, J.-M.; Cortès, S. (2017). Methode zur Kalibrierung des Kupplungssystems und Objektivierung des Wiederstartkomforts hybrider Antriebsstränge auf dem Akustikrollenprüfstand. 2. VDI-Fachkonferenz Schwingungsreduzierung in mobilen Systemen 2017 : Kupplungen und Kupplungssysteme in Antrieben, Ettlingen, Germany, May 17-19, 2017, 18, VDI-Verlag, Düsseldorf

Behrendt, M.; Albers, A.; Fischer, J.; Lieske, D. (2016). Effiziente Validierung des Fahrzeuginnegeräuschs von Elektrofahrzeugen am Beispiel des Phänomens Torsionsheulen. 8. E-MOTIVE - Expertenforum für elektrische Antriebe, September 7-9, 2016, Schweinfurt

Albers, A.; Behrendt, M.; Klingler, S.; Matros, K. (2016). Verifikation und Validierung im Produktentstehungsprozess Handbuch Produktentwicklung. Hrsg.: Udo Lindemann, 541–569, Hanser, München

Albers, A.; Behrendt, M.; Landes, D.; Hettel, R.; Fischer, J. (2016). Got the power? - A new method for a quick determination of the sound power using free-form measuring surfaces. 45th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering: Towards a Quieter Future, INTER-NOISE 2016; Hamburg; Germany; August 21-24, 2016, German Acoustical Society, Berlin 

Albers, A.; Hettel, R.; Schwarz, A.; Behrendt, M. (2013). Systematisch zu Mobilitätslösungen - Integrierte Umweltsimulation zur Optimierung von Fahrstrategie, NVH und Effizienz. Umwelteinflüsse erfassen, simulieren, bewerten : 42. Jahrestagung der GUS 2013

Behrendt, M., Robens, G., & Albers, A. (2013). Method for scaling the indoor Pass-by noise testing on a roller test bench in a small anechoic chamber. Journal of Basic and Applied Physics, s(5), 29-35

An overview of all IPEK publications can be found here.