Fluid-Structure Interaction and Noise Control Laboratory (FSIANCL)

Ontario Tech University (University of Ontario Institute of Technology), Oshawa, Ontario
What the facility does

Research on aeroacoustics, fluid-structure interactions, turbulent flows, flow-induced vibrations, and noise and vibration control.

Areas of expertise

The Fluid-Structure Interactions and Noise Control Laboratory (FSIANCL) conducts ground-breaking research and development in various domains. The key areas of focus at FSIANCL include aeroacoustics, fluid-structure interactions, turbulent flows, flow-induced vibrations, and noise and vibration control. The lab also has the capability to perform evaluations on acoustic merchandise and establishments to ensure compliance with different codes and standards.

The FSIANCL aims to promote partnerships with industries in Canada and abroad.

Research services

Our team is highly skilled and experienced, with a deep understanding of the complex physics and engineering principles involved in noise and vibration control. We provide the following services:

  • Accurate quantification of noise and vibration problems.
  • Fatigue assessment of structures.
  • Unsteady flow measurements and simulations.
  • Development of innovative techniques for flow, noise, and vibration control.
Sectors of application
  • Aerospace and satellites
  • Automotive
  • Clean technology
  • Defence and security industries
  • Energy
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Manufacturing and processing
  • Mining, minerals and metals
  • Ocean industries
  • Transportation
High speed wind tunnelAssess the potentiality of noise and/or vibration generation in industrial components.
Low speed wind tunnelAssess the wind loading on objects and scaled structures to improve their design and structural integrity.
High pressure air systemTest piping system components where the pressure drop is high.
High flow rate water loop systemTest the structural integrity of piping system components in a controlled manner.
Acoustic Impedance TubeQuantification of sound absorption of different materials (acoustic testing).
Vibration and acoustic transducersQuantification of noise and vibration problems.
High resolution particle image velocimetry (PIV) systemVisualization of unsteady flow around different objects.
Various shakers including a multi-axis shaker systemAssessment of structural integrity and dynamic characteristics of different systems.
High fidelity numerical simulation packages (OpenFOAM and Ansys Fluent)Evaluation of complex systems that experience fatigue failure, noise and/or vibration problems to develop innovative flow, noise, and vibration control techniques as needed.


  • Betterfrost Technologies Inc.
  • Bombardier Aerospace
  • Bruce Power
  • Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL)
  • CANDU Owners Group (COG)
  • Curtiss-Wright Nuclear
  • General Dynamics Land Systems
  • Ontario Power Generation (OPG)
  • Stoddard Silencers
  • vertiGo Digital Displays
  • Vibro-Acoustics by Swegon North America
  • WEGU Manufacturing