WP1- Sound & vibration quality in electric and hybrid vehicles

This WP aims to provide a better understanding of the influence of these three phenomena on sound quality. This sound and vibration quality will be evaluated from different features: comfort, evaluated quality of the product, but also annoyance (in the meaning that passengers can be involved in other activity than driving). Concrete outputs will involve different metrics describing customers’ perception of noise and vibration in EVs and transitions between internal combustion and electric engines in HEVs. These metrics will be used by other related WPs, where e-drivetrain variants will be systematically analysed and ultimately optimized according to these metrics.

WP2- Multi-physics modelling for NVH analysis in e-drives

The aim of WP2 is to deploy methodologies for modelling NVH behaviour of e-drives beyond state of the art. The approach has to be multi-physical in order to capture the full complexity of the problem and to allow realization of a truly optimal design solution, by taking into account mechanical, electromagnetic, thermal and vibro-acoustic implications. Strongly and weakly coupled vibro-acoustic interactions are considered. Activities are structured in modelling, acoustic/structural analysis and numerical analysis.

WP3- Observation & control strategies for automotive e-drives

The aim of WP3 is to provide a transversal knowledge in the consortium regarding different control strategies suitable for control of edrives in automotive applications. This WP will focus on training the RRs in state-of-the-art control of e-drives. The WP includes the study of existent control and observation techniques, as well as proposing new algorithms in order to improve the performance (noise/vibration control), reduce costs (sensor-less and virtual measuring) and efficiency. Special attention will be drawn to light weight drives that will play an essential role in the next electric and hybrid vehicle generations.

WP4- Simulation, testing & vehicle integration

The aim of WP4 is to implement advanced and smart modelling tools for e-drives, for the purpose of evaluating the performance of the proposed control algorithms w.r.t. NVH and SVQ. These tools are validated in realistic testing and simulations scenarios (MiL, SiL and HiL techniques). Finally, the vehicle integration and the complete vehicle assessment of e-drives will be analysed.

WP5- Recruitment

The recruitment, selection and appointment of the RRs will be done according to the recruitment strategy presented in Section 3.2.3. This task also includes the announcement using the EURAXESS portal ( and developing an international broadcasting of the RRs positions with the large contacts’ network of the consortium.

WP6- Training Activities & Secondments

Complementary to the academic institutions’ rules and regulations regarding the PhD studies a set of general guidelines for safeguarding excellent R&D practice and efficient supervision under GAP_NOISE will be developed. In this context, this WP aims at monitoring and assessing RRs performances’, as well as the activities and events organised within the program. All local training programs, secondment study programs, workshop programs, summer school programs and introductory crash course programs must be prepared by event organiser and delivered to WP6 lead partner three months prior to the start of the event.

WP7- Dissemination & Exploitation

The aim of WP7 is to implement and manage all activities for the communication, dissemination and exploitation of research outputs. Dissemination is meant to be done for a wide group of experts and non-experts with relevant connection to the topics of GAP_NOISE. It comprises dissemination activities towards industry, academia but also towards political decision makers.

WP8- Management

WP8 is intended to deal with managerial organisation and coordination of the network, and managerial support to partners. Specific tasks will be the launching and maintenance of the intranet and the organisation of all the management meetings.

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