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Scott Noll

  • Research Assistant Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engr
  • 174 W 18th Ave
    Smith Lab 3076
    Columbus, OH 43210
  • 614-580-1126


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
  • Access to experimental and characterization facilities at the Center for Automotive Research, Ohio’s Transportation Research Center, Inc. and the Department of Material Science and Engineering. This includes chassis dynamometers, mechanical testing equipment and a large hemi-anechoic chamber.