Why use wave6 for modeling noise and vibration?

Its no longer adequate to analyse the mechanical, aerodynamic and thermal performance of your product without also considering noise and vibration performance.   By integrating wave6 into your design process you can ensure noise and vibration performance is built into your product at the design stage, and therefore reduce the risk of discovering expensive noise and vibration problems late in the design cycle when physical prototypes become available.  Whether you’re a vibro-acoustic specialist looking for the next generation of analysis methods or a CFD user that needs to predict the noise arising from unsteady flow, wave6 has the methods you need.

What’s your background?

I use computational fluid dynamics software

I currently use a CFD software package. Why should I also use wave6?

wave6 for existing CFD users

wave6 contains unique functionality for automatically pipelining and templating advanced noise and vibration analysis processes using high level workflows. This makes advanced noise and vibration analysis methods accessible, automated and easy to use for existing CFD users. You don’t need to be a noise and vibration specialist to predict noise and vibration performance. wave6 also enables you to efficiently transfer geometry, meshes and results from your flow model to your noise and vibration model without requiring terabytes of data (if you’re an existing STAR-CCM+ user the process is seamless). Contact us today for more information.

I use vibro-acoustics software

I currently use another vibro-acoustic software package. Why should I switch to wave6?

wave6 for existing VA users

We designed wave6 from the ground up using modern software architecture and an integrated environment that will change the way you create your vibro-acoustic models. With fully integrated geometry and meshing functionality, advanced volume extraction techniques and automated model updates when upstream geometry changes, you can spend your time solving vibro-acoustic problems instead of clicking on nodes or manually repairing CAD. We’ve also implemented groundbreaking new noise and vibration analysis methods that cover the entire audible frequency range (and you don’t need to buy extra licenses to use them).

I use structural finite element software

I currently use a structural finite element software package. Why should I also use wave6?

wave6 for existing FE users

Your existing structural FE package is useful for general problems in statics, dynamics and stress but it wasn’t designed for advanced noise and vibration analysis. Regardless of which general purpose structural FE package you’re currently using you’re likely to run into limitations when you start looking at challenging noise and vibration problems. wave6 contains state-of-the-art methods for noise and vibration analysis across the entire audible frequency range. Whether you’re modeling complex poroelastic materials, random acoustic environments or acoustic radiation and transmission, wave6 can extend your existing analysis capabilities.

I perform physical testing

I currently perform noise and vibration testing. Why should I also use wave6?

wave6 for physical test users

Physical testing is an important part of noise and vibration troubleshooting. However, you only have a limited amount of time to test different configurations of your product and to diagnose which sources and paths might be contributing. You need to make sure you’re spending your time testing the right things and that you’re not overtesting with excessive levels. Simulation can help you diagnose your test data, help you rank sources and paths and provide confidence in source levels. You don’t need a detailed model to do this. Using wave6 you can create simple models that quickly provide physical insights and help you test more efficiently.

What analysis methods does wave6 include?

wave6 provides methods for efficiently and accurately simulating noise and vibration across the entire audible frequency range.  We’ve written all of these methods from the ground up.  This means that instead of having a collection of disparate solvers that are individually licensed, the methods in wave6 are truly integrated into a single common engine with a single common environment and controlled by a single license.  This enables us to combine methods in the same model and efficiently analyze noise and vibration problems in ways that are simply not possible in other software packages.

What are some of the industries and applications where wave6 is used?

Noise and vibration analysis is becoming increasingly important in virtually every industry.  The need to reduce noise and vibration can arise because of government legislation, new lightweight constructions, use of lower cost materials, detectability, fatigue failure or increased competitive pressure.  Regardless of the application you’ll need a way to characterize the complex sources acting on your system (including complex unsteady flow sources) and a way to diagnose and rank the various transmission paths that transmit noise through your system.  You’ll also need accurate models of the frequency dependent dissipation and isolation that arises from poroelastic noise control treatments and structural isolators.  Contact us today to find out how wave6 meets these requirements and how it can help you with your applications.

Why choose wave6?

  • Interactive user interface and modern software architecture
  • Disruptive next generation analysis methods
  • Fully cross platform (models and UI identical under Windows and Linux)
  • Unique licensing model : all functionality available to all users
  • Unique licensing model : solve models on unlimited hardware
  • Easy to use workflows for templating and automation of processes

What do our customers say about wave6?

I really appreciate wave6 and I am really happy with the results.
CFD analyst , at a powertrain department of a leading automotive OEM
wave6 provided us with a 60x speed up in our coupled FE/BEM models compared with our legacy vibro-acoustic software …
Senior mechanical engineer, analyzing dynamic environments in launch vehicles
… models that were previously taking weeks to solve in legacy vibro-acoustic software now solve in hours …
Senior mechanical engineer, analyzing dynamic environments in launch vehicles
… we’ve also been able to change the way that we build models and can build bigger models that require less manual preprocessing.
Senior mechanical engineer , analyzing dynamic environments in launch vehicles
We have worked with all of the main vendors on the market and wave6 is leading the field when it comes to methods for predicting mid and high frequency windnoise
Aerodynamics engineer, at a leading automotive OEM
Partnering with leading software vendors ensures we can provide our clients with best-in-class consulting services …
Senior engineer, at an aerospace consulting company
… wave6 is our main vibro-acoustic analysis tool and we’ve made it available to all of our consulting staff.
Senior engineer, at an aerospace consulting company
We benchmarked PML, BEM and FMM BEM methods for acoustic diffraction from other vendors …
CAE analyst, at a leading Japanese automotive OEM
… the methods from other vendors either ran out of memory or diverged at high frequencies …
CAE analyst, at a leading Japanese automotive OEM
… wave6 solved faster than the other methods and provided more accurate results at higher frequencies.
CAE analyst, at a leading Japanese automotive OEM