The purpose with the competence arena is to develop methods, tools and processes for virtual and physical verification of squeak & rattle in order to enhance industry and academia within the area.
The competence arena constitute of several members with diverse background that all have connection to prediction of squeak & rattle. The main idea is to share competence, knowledge, resources and equipment between members for jointly defined projects.
Volvo Car Group and Chalmers University of Technology are the initiators of the Squeak & Rattle Competence Arena. Today, there is no equivalent forum in Sweden that focuses on simulation and verification of Squeak & Rattle, consequently this concept is unique. Virtual prediction of squeak and rattle is a multi-disciplinary simulation area with influence from several industrial and academic fields. This is one of the main drivers to create a cross-functional forum for competence development.