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WEBINAR: Sound and Vibration Engineering: what, where and how?

Date: 11 February 2021 1-2pm
Presenters: James Sutton (HKB), Dave Fish (JoTech) & Andrew McQueen (SIemens)


Interested in a career in Sound and Vibration (S&V) engineering, or wish to increase your awareness of this specialised engineering field? Presented by three experienced sound and vibration engineers, this webinar looks at what S&V engineering is about, where in industry it is practiced, and how it is used within those industries.

Sound and Vibration Engineers: Ever heard of us? James Sutton, HBK

From offshore wind turbine CAE correlation to coffee machine grinder sound quality, aerospace ground vibration testing to automotive vehicle refinement, James will provide an overview of what S&V Engineering is and why it plays such an essential role in the product development cycle.
James graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering and currently consults across a broad range of applications and industries on S&V for the Engineering Services team of Hottinger Bruel & Kjaer.

Sound and Vibration: Where are all the sound people and what do they do? Dave Fish, JoTech

It is estimated that the expertise of 16,000 people contributes to an acoustics industry worth £4.6 billion to the UK economy each year. Where do these people work and what do they do?
Dave Fish graduated in 1987 with a degree in Engineering Acoustics and Vibration from the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at Southampton University. He has been active in the field of sound and vibration for over 30 years working in a range of fields and industries, helping to deliver quiet and refined products for the automotive, environmental, transport, and industrial sectors.

Tools & Processes For Sound & Vibration Engineering - Andrew McQueen, Siemens

The 3rd part of this webinar will look at a typical product development process and focus on the types of analysis workflows that are completed to ensure compliance to noise and vibration targets from both a comfort and regulatory perspective. Examples of both test and simulation activities will be given focusing on the required tools, resources and inputs & outputs that typically scale with fidelity and accuracy through program and design maturity.
Andrew is currently a Simulation and Test Solutions Consultant for Siemens Digital Industries Software providing technical guidance to new and current customers. After graduating from UMIST in 1996 with a degree in Physics with Electronics he started his career with the vehicle NVH team at Land Rover. This was followed by 10 years at Ricardo UK that included the completion of a masters degree with a thesis implementing active control methods for sound and vibration. After Ricardo he spent 18 months at Changan UK focusing on powertrain NVH; he now finds himself in his current role following the acquisition of LMS by Siemens in 2012.


Attendance is free for anyone who feels they would benefit. Please email

CONFERENCE: Fatigue 2021

Date: 29-31 March 2021, Downing College, Cambridge


The conference will take place at Downing College, University of Cambridge. Cambridge is one of the most important and picturesque cities in East Anglia. It is the county town of Cambridgeshire and the seat of one of the oldest universities in the British Isles. Downing College was founded in 1800 through a bequest made by Sir George Downing. The College’s beautiful neo-classical buildings are set in spacious and peaceful gardens in the centre of Cambridge.

Scientific Topics

Topics covered during the conference will include: basic science of fatigue, advanced manufacturing, high performance materials, multiaxiality, thermomechanical response, corrosive environments, notches, welds and joints, designing against failure and tools for structural integrity assessment. Presentations will include innovative modelling and simulation, new experimental techniques and novel assessment methods.

Keynote Speakers

Professor Youshi Hong - Chinese Academy of Sciences

Professor Robert Ritchie - University of California

Professor Roderick Smith - Imperial College, London

Mukesh Patel - Safran


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EXHIBITION: Instrumentation, Analysis and Testing Exhibition 2021

Date: 14 September 2021, Silverstone Race Circuit


The Instrumentation, Analysis and Testing Exhibition has become a significant event in the engineering year and with visitors travelling from across the UK it is seen by many as the go-to event for testing and analysis technologies. Returning to the Silverstone Wing at Silverstone Race Circuit in September 2021, the exhibition is an opportunity to visit the 65 exhibitors to see the latest equipment and technologies as well as being a great meeting point for the exchange of ideas and contacts. The event is aimed at companies and individuals with an interest in the field of engineering involving measurement, analysis, testing and prediction. It covers many sectors including Automotive, Aerospace, Motorsport, Rail, Off-Highway, Mechanical Handling, Civil Engineering, Industrial and Power Generation.

Mini Seminars

There will be a number of mini seminars taking place throughout the day on a given theme. This will be announced in the coming months.


Attendance is free and visitors receive complimentary refreshments along with free parking.

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