Project Details


High frequency vibration problems are very commmon in complex structures, where they constitute a major cause of interior and exterior noise. An approach called Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA) now has the capability to adress such problems and to identify how the vibrations are distributed in the subsystems of complex structures, eg machinery, transportation vehicles and space structures.
The objectives of establishing the thematic network SEANET are to bring together existing research efforts in the SEA field through active networking, and to overcome the barriers which exist today between the academic research on SEA and its application to industrial problems. This will also include the preparation for the transfer of knowledge from university to industry. This action will include realisation of a number of industrial validation cases by cooperative teams from research institutes and industry.
The network consists of 12 university groups involved in major SEA research, 7 industrial end-users of different sectors (automobile, components, railways,ships, aeronautics and aerospace) and 9 small industries and industrial research centres.
Contract begins 1 January 1999.
Effective start/end date01/01/199831/12/2001

Collaborative partners

  • Technical University of Denmark (lead)
  • Aerospatiale (Project partner)
  • Germanischer Lloyd SE (Project partner)
  • École centrale de Lyon (Project partner)
  • Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (Project partner)
  • Aeronautical Research Institute of Sweden (Project partner)
  • Università degli Studi di Firenze (Project partner)
  • Rieter Automotive France SA (Project partner)
  • Defence Research Agency (Project partner)
  • Institut national des sciences appliquées Lyon (Project partner)
  • Luleå University of Technology (Project partner)
  • National Research Council of Italy (Project partner)
  • Brekke & Strand Akustikk AS (Project partner)
  • Stellantis N.V. (Project partner)
  • Dornier GmbH (Project partner)
  • KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Project partner)
  • Heriot-Watt University (Project partner)
  • Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (Project partner)
  • Absorsor-Engenharia Acustica (Project partner)
  • Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (Project partner)
  • Paragon Group Ltd. (Project partner)
  • Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA (Project partner)
  • Dresden University of Technology (Project partner)
  • Trinity College Dublin (Project partner)
  • Duewag AG (Project partner)
  • Stichting Katholieke Universiteit (Project partner)
  • KU Leuven (Project partner)
  • Renault Recherche et Innovation (Project partner)


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