Coordinating Noise Transportation Research and Engineering Solutions

Within the next few decades the European vehicle industry will face a formidable task concerning noise pollution in urban areas. In the past, the noise and vibration research efforts in vehicles have been considerable but, despite this, no real breakthrough regarding new solutions of noise reduction can be claimed. Sustainable development in vehicle engineering (i.e. to save natural resources with respect to material and energy) requires lightweight and low-drag design. However, a strict lightweight design contradicts requirements such as low noise, safety and functionality. The main reasons for such poor results are the fragmentation of European research and the lack of lasting co-operation between universities and industry. This negative trend must be broken. The overall aim of CANTOR is to engage experts from the vehicle manufacturing industry chain from system to component level, government agencies and renowned research groups, to focus jointly on improved performance with a reduced impact on the environment, enabling a balanced system cost and maintaining comfort in road, rail and waterborne vehicles. The means to achieve this goal is by accumulating and transferring the technology of existing knowledge and information on new prediction tools, measurement techniques, research plans and material data, as well as on new educational programs applied to vehicle acoustics. The aim is also to formulate new joint research programs between industry and universities. The mobility of personnel within the consortium would be automatically stimulated by the partnership, enabling interresearch institute fast-track exchange and highly relevant cross-fertilization effects. The results are disseminated at seminars, meetings and workshops. The project, which has a research and educational base, is complementary to such ongoing EU projects as EURNEX, CALM, SILENCE, QCITY and INMAR.

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    • Research institutions undertaking the sub-projects: Department of Mechanical Engineering (PMA) Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Laboratoire Vibrations -Acoustique Institut National des Sciences Appliquees de Lyon (INSA), Institute of Technical AcousticsTU Berlin, Department of Engineering University of Ferrara, Kungl Tekniska Högskolan - Marcus Wallenberg Laboratory (MWL), Department of Applied Acoustics Chalmers Tekniska Högskola (Chalmers), and Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) University of Southampton.


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  • Status: Active
  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Global Change and Ecosystems

    6th RTD Framework Programme
    European Union
    Brussels,   Belgium 
  • Project Managers:

    Nilsson, Anders

  • Start Date: 20061100
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090400
  • Source Data: RiP Project 25665

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  • Accession Number: 01461590
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Knowledge Centre
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 1:48PM