The Laboratory of Vibration and Acoustics (LVA), which is part of the Mechanical Engineering and Design Department at the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA Lyon), was created in the 1970s to meet the growing interests of industrial companies – in particular transportation companies – centred around the connection between structural dynamics and acoustics.

Since then, the LVA’s research activities have always been carried out to monitor and anticipate challenges facing companies in industry.
These activities are based on 4 main themes: vibro-acoustics, the identification of sources, noise and vibration perception, and monitoring, diagnostics and non-destructive testing.

Each year, the LVA is involved in a large number of European, French or contract projects in fields as varied as transport, shipbuilding, aeronautics, health, imaging, nuclear and electromechanics.

The LVA, which is a founding member of the CeLyA (Lyon Centre for Acoustics) Laboratory of Excellence (LabEx), is part of the Carnot I@L Institute (Engineering @ Lyon) and takes part in organising the Visible Research Group and the Vibro-acoustics and Noise Control (GVB) Group of the French Acoustics Society (SFA).

The laboratory welcomes post-doctoral students, doctoral students from MEGA (School of Mechanics, Energy, Civil Engineering, Acoustics), Masters 2 students and students from the Mechanical Engineering and Design Department of INSA Lyon who are working on their final projects.