Noise and Vibration Engineering

Chair: Dr Malcolm Smith MIOA

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Noise and Vibration Engineering Group: members, committee and mission


The NVEG is a special interest group within the IoA comprising members with some combination of the following interests:

- Engineering noise control
- Vibration control
- Assessment of workplace noise and vibration
- NVH assessment
- Low noise design
- Noise source mechanisms
- Measurement methods for source identification
- Noise and vibration prediction methods

Members are likely to have other related interests, such as the physical effect of noise on humans, measurement methods and standards, noise or vibration induced fatigue, underwater acoustics, etc. The activities of NVEG should reflect the fact that these interests may also be represented by other IoA Groups, and that joint meetings may be appropriate.

The members of NVEG will generally have to work closely with people outside the field of acoustics (safety officers, designers, architects, etc.) and are thus likely to be interested in events organised jointly with other appropriate organisations.


The purpose of the committee is to:
- organise events of interest to NVEG members
- represent members interests within the IoA
- represent the IoA on external bodies with respect to noise and vibration engineering issues.
- keep members informed via a newsletter or other communications


The Noise and Vibration Engineering Group comprises members of the Institute of Acoustics with a particular interest in assessment and control of noise and vibration. The aim of the group is to provide a forum for members to exchange information and discuss developments within this general field of interest, including engineering methods for noise and vibration control, workplace noise or NVH assessment, low noise design, source identification methods, source mechanisms and prediction methods. The NVEG committee organises events of interest to the membership, issues regular communications and represent members’ interests within the IoA and on relevant external bodies.