Short Courses

INCE Fundamentals Exam Prep Course     $200

Sunday, August 25 (morning and afternoon)

Instructors: TBD Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (course), 1:00 pm (fundamentals exam) Location: TBD Cost: $100 Description: The INCE Fundamentals Exam may be used in partial fulfillment of the requirements for INCE Membership. A review session will be conducted from 8 am – 12 pm to prepare for the exam. The exam will then be offered beginning at 1 pm. Please note that when registering for this course, you will be asked to upload a digital photo.


Overview of Acoustic and Vibration Simulation Methods     $300

Sunday, August 25, 2019 (Full-Day Course 8am to 5pm)

Numerical Simulation has become an accepted and essential part of interior and exterior acoustics and vibration design for a range of industries and products and especially for the vehicle industry in order to allow effective early design and to complement and reduce the amount of testing involved in product development.  Well-established tools and modeling practices exist for several different simulation methods each of which has its own particular advantages and limitations based on frequency range, modeling objectives, and speed versus accuracy tradeoff and computer resource required.  This full-day course is intended to offer to the test engineer, minimally to moderately experienced simulation engineer or those wishing to have a deeper understanding of one or more of the presented analysis methods an introduction to these different modeling techniques with the goal of improving understanding of the best applications to current state-of-the art vehicle acoustic and vibration design processes.  The team of instructors offering nearly a combined century of applied acoustics and vibration simulation experience will present background, theory, practical application examples and discussion of several of the current state-of-art analysis useful methods listed in the agenda.


  • Introduction and Background of Noise and Vibration Simulation Methods
  • Statistical and High-Frequency Methods
    • Statistical Energy Analysis
      • Overview & Basic Theory
      • Practical Applications and Examples
      • Use with Complex Sources including Aero-Vibro-Acoustics
    • Ray Tracing
      • Overview & Basic Theory
      • Practical Applications and Examples
      • Use to Complement other Simulation Methods
  • Lunch Break (provided at event and included in registration fee)
  • Deterministic and Hybrid Methods
    • Boundary Element Method
      • Overview & Basic Theory
      • Practical Applications and Examples
    • Hybrid Finite Element & SEA Combination
      • Overview & Basic Theory
      • Practical Applications and Examples
      • State-of-the-Art and Evolution of Hybrid Method

Instructors (all affiliated with ESI Group):

Dr. Bryce Gardner
Chad Musser
Dr. Ricardo Alvarez
Dr. Luca Alimonti