Welcome to the LVV

The Structural Dynamics Laboratory for Verification and Validation (LVV) is a major new acoustics and vibration testing facility funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the University of Sheffield. The facility provides a unique research offering to academia and industry. In addition to allowing dynamic testing of full-scale structures in ambient laboratory conditions, the LVV offers the opportunity to test substantial structures, sub-structures and components in realistic environments.

Led by the Dynamics Research Group (DRG) in the University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, the laboratory will offer significant benefits across a range of industrial sectors including energy, aerospace, automotive, renewables and medical engineering.

Wave Tank Full Length 2 - Data Acquisition Equipment 1 - Multi-Axis Shake Table 1 - Environmental Chambers - Car (Chamber 3) & Structure (Chamber 2) - Hawk Aircraft 1 -