NVH Engineering for Large Engines

Mainly vibrations are the big topic for large engines. Especially for singly cylinder setups the testing layout has to be designed carefully to allow operation over the complete targeted engine speed range without running into resonances. Additionally NVH could be used for monitoring large engines and detect necessary maintenance before the engine is damaged.

AVL Approach

The AVL Acoustic Engineering team is prepared to support our customers and to provide latest NVH development tools and methodologies, NVH facilities and engineering capabilities to develop individual solutions for and together with our customer. The major services of AVL focusing on NVH development are:
  • Single Cylinder Engine Setup
  • Engine Monitoring and Detection of Possible Malfunction
  • Large Engine Development
  • Vehicle NVH Refinement
  • NVH Powertrain Integration
  • Vehicle and Powertrain NVH Simulation
  • Sound Engineering
  • NVH Software and Methodology Development
The excellent know-how and innovative ideas as well as the strong link of the NVH team to other skill teams within AVL, enforces the outcome of every single project individually and generates an additional benefit for our customers.

Customer Benefits

By cooperation between AVL's three business areas Advanced Simulation Technologies, Powertrain Engineering and Instrumentation and Test Systems, AVL uses highest synergy effects in order to provide high quality products and solutions to our customers.

Your Benefits

  • One experienced partner for NVH simulation and experimental acoustic development
  • Complete confidentiality for all our projects
  • Close cooperation through manifold AVL engineering centres worldwide with on-site support of highly qualified staff
  • The unique competence synergies of AVL's three business areas Advanced Simulation Technologies, Powertrain Engineering and Instrumentation and Test Systems is basis and profit for each NVH project


Satisfied customers are the best evidence for successful projects and developments. The AVL acoustic engineering team is performing customer projects as well as research projects since more than 40 years. Due to confidentiality reasons the published references for our work are limited – but this is part of our sustainable success.

Latest Project Examples

  • Various single cylinder engine setups
  • Large engine NVH monitoring

Related Elements & Systems

Acoustic Engineering of IC Engines
Acoustic Engineering of Transmissions
Acoustic Engineering of Vehicle Systems & Hybrids