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International Journal of Vehicle Performance
International Journal of Vehicle Performance


Special Issue on: "Recent Advances in Vehicle Noise, Vibration and Harshness"

Guest Editor:
Prof Guangqiang Wu, Tongji University, China

The performance of vehicle noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) has become an important evaluation index of the product research and development for automobile enterprises, and also a core concern for consumers. Vehicle noise and vibration problems are unfriendly to the environment and would degrade ride and comfort of the occupant dramatically, moreover statistical results show that about one third of vehicle component faults are related to vehicle NVH problems.

The research about vehicle NVH always combines simulation method and test technology. The theories and methods of modelling include the lumped parameters, multi-body dynamics, finite element, mode synthesis, boundary element, statistical energy analysis method etc. By these methods, mechanisms of NVH problem and its suppressing measures can be analysed systematically, while test technologies have been developed and generally used to verify simulation results and the validity of those measures.

This special issue aims at providing a platform intended to present emerging ideas of accurate and rational modelling method, mechanism analysis, suppressing method and subjective-objective evaluation method of vehicle NVH problems.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Air noise, electromagnetic noise
  • Mechanical noise (gear noise, tyre noise, brake noise, etc.)
  • Sound quality and its quantitatively objective evaluation
  • The advanced methods of test, data acquisition and processing
  • Suppressing measures of noise and vibration: vibration isolation or elimination components/optimisation/control/prediction

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).

All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.

If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please email the Guest Editor, Guangqiang Wu, at

Important Dates

Manuscripts due by: 30 December, 2016