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Professor Scott Noll


Dr. Scott Noll is a Research Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at The Ohio State University.  He focuses on solving industry-relevant challenges to virtual product development through advanced modeling and experimental approaches.  His research interests include Nonlinear structural dynamics, vibrations, inverse identification, experimental modal analysis and dynamic substructuring, applied finite element modeling, and design.  Some application areas include:

  • High fidelity automotive crash pulse simulation;
  • Structure-borne road noise;
  • Automotive tire, road surface, and vehicle interactions;
  • Body structure durability;
  • Elastomeric and hydroelastic bushings and mounts.

Simulation Capabilities:

  • Linear and nonlinear structural mechanics and dynamics.
  • Parameter identification and modeling of nonlinear structural connections including automotive suspension dampers, and viscoelastic and hydroelastic components.
  • Simulation codes: Abaqus, NASTRAN, LS-Dyna, HyperMesh, Siemens Virtual.Lab, and Matlab.

Experimental Capabilities:

  • Environmental vibration and modal testing (Codes: Siemens Test.Lab and National Instruments LabVIEW).
  • Develop unique component (and system) dynamic operational and characterization testing methods.
  • The lab has access to experimental and characterization facilities at the Center for Automotive Research, Ohio’s Transportation Research Center, Inc., and the OSU Department of Material Science and Engineering.  This includes chassis dynamometers, mechanical testing equipment, and a large hemi-anechoic chamber.

Side impact sensor acceleration pulse, Filtered at CFC 60

Excitation amplitude dependent wheel-hop mode