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NVH Analyzer and answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Supported Hardware

NVH Vibration Analyzer Licensing

Question:

I have moved the contents of the stick to a folder on the PC.

Started the software.

Then a box appears with the following letters/numbers sequence:

237F-C931-D998-7C11-3124-563E

Is this the info you need?

Response:

At the 1st start of the software you must accept the

END-USER LICENSE AGREEMENT to use the program.

Save the NVH-LicenceRequest.NVA file in a directory and send it to us by e-mail. After that you will receive an unlock code from us.

Afterwards you have to enter an unlock code. After finishing this procedure you can use the software.

Note: The licensing is PC bound.

Question:

In the display windows, there is an average variant of the 1/3 octave display and of the FFT.

Does this mean that the spectra are averaged over a certain period of time?

Response:

It is averaged continuously è between start and stop

Question:

How can I export WAV files to compare them with other analysis programs under the same scaling conditions?

Response:

After you have made a measurement, listen to the file briefly by clicking on Play. At this moment the file is scanned for the highest amplitudes, and an automatic level is determined.

Here is an example measurement with microphone and sound calibrator.

The first 10 seconds were 1.49 Pa peak (94dB), and then I switched to 114 dB; about 14.9Pa peak.

When switching from 94dB to 114dB, you can see an overshoot here that drove the scale value out to 16.49 Pa.

In this example of the highest amplitude, I would then set the value to 20 Pa for WAV export.

With this Fix-Scale setting you can later compare all exported WAV files.

The peak values are displayed here in the physical unit of the sensor.

Question:

The diagrams of the FFT have as X-axis the frequency

And on the Y-axis the acceleration in m/s² or the sound pressure in Pa.

How is the Y-value formed?

Is it something like the mean value of the sound pressures of a certain frequency in the considered time window of the FFT or the sum value of the sound pressures.

Response:

An FFT spectrum is calculated with a certain number of lines or FFT resolution Delta F.

The FFT spectrum or (Fast Fourier Transformation) has an amplitude for each frequency. The amplitude can be calculated either as peak or RMS.

In the software, the amplitude of the FFT is converted to RMS.

y(t)=∑ Amplitude_peak sin⁡(2 π f t)  = ∑ √2  Amplitude_RMS sin⁡(2 π f t)

Amplitude_peak= √2Amplitude_RMS

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