The 2012 Leuven Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering will be held from 17 till 19 September in Leuven, Belgium. It is the 25th international conference in a series of annual courses and biennial conferences on structural dynamics, modal analysis and noise and vibration engineering, organised by the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. This year's edition will be organised in conjunction with the 4th edition of the International Conference on Uncertainty in Structural Dynamics - USD2012. A single registration will grant access to both conferences.The conference provides a forum for engineers, researchers and other professionals active in the field of modelling, analysing, testing and improving the noise and vibration characteristics of mechanical systems and civil structures. The conference combines expertise in the noise and vibration fields by stressing common measurement, modelling, analysis and control technologies. The meeting will provide a further impetus to the cross fertilisation of ideas in both areas.The conference program will include keynote lectures, tutorials and invited and contributed papers in specialised areas of noise and vibration engineering and structural dynamics. The focus of the conference is on experimental and numerical methods, with special attention to recent applications in vehicle and civil engineering. Fields with a strong interaction between noise and vibration behaviour will be stressed. Modal analysis and structural dynamic testing remains one of the backbones of the conference, and herein we would like to emphasise limiting factors such as product and test uncertainty as well as applications in the field of smart monitoring and damage assessment.Conference topicsPapers are solicited on research results and engineering applications in the following areas:Acoustic testingActive noise and vibration controlAeroacoustics and flow induced noise and vibrationsDamage detection and condition monitoringDampingDurability testing - vibration controlDynamics of civil structuresDynamics of lightweight structuresDynamics of rotating machineryDynamic testing: methods and instrumentationInstrumentationInverse methods - load identificationMeasurement techniques - signal processingMedium and high frequency techniquesModal testing and FRF estimationModel correlation and updatingMonitoring and diagnostics of rotating machineryMultibody dynamics and controlNoise control engineeringNon-linearities: identification and modellingOperational modal analysisParameter estimation and identificationRailway dynamics and ground vibrationSelf-excited vibrationsSmart dynamic structuresSound quality engineering
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