Friday, August 13, 2004
GM gift sheds light on noise, vibration analysis
A recent gift from General Motors is helping Oakland University take noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) studies from the abstract to the tangible.
The $139,500 gift comes in the form of high-tech equipment that will help School of Engineering and Computer Science students and faculty measure noise and vibration. Both these facets of engineering can have a direct impact on the automotive industry, an important factor in GM’s decision to make the gift.
GM NVH engineer M. Turgay Bengisu will help students maximize the equipment’s potential when he begins teaching a new NVH course at Oakland this fall.
“It will cover measuring and analyzing vibrations,” Bengisu said. “And it will give students the hands-on experience they need to use these techniques in the field."