Vibro-Acoustic Simulation

What is Wave6?

Wave6 is a Vibro-Acoustic and Aero-Vibro Acoustic simulation package that offers unique analysis methods for simulating noise and vibration across the whole audible frequency range in an efficient and precise manner.

These approaches are combined into a single engine and are governed by a single license. This allows you to combine approaches in the same model and efficiently assess noise and vibration problems in ways that other software packages just cannot.

By incorporating Wave6 into your design process, you can ensure that noise and vibration performance is embedded into your product at the design stage, lowering the chance of costly noise and vibration discoveries.

What are the key features of Wave6?

  • Aero-acoustics of exterior flow noise from a rigid structure
  • Vibro-acoustics via airborne and structure-borne transmission paths
  • Aero-vibro-acoustics of interior wind noise due to fluctuating surface pressures
  • Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA) methods for analyzing vibro-acoustic response of components at mid and high frequencies and wave propagation through arbitrary cross-sections
  • Structural finite elements for analyzing vibration of components at low frequencies
  • Acoustic Boundary Elements for simulating acoustic wave propagation in bounded or unbounded acoustic spaces at low frequencies
  • Acoustic finite elements for describing the response of bounded acoustic spaces at low frequencies
  • Linear and quadratic acoustic elements account for variations in acoustic properties due to temperature and pressure variations computed using CFD
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Key Advantages of Wave6

Unique Vibro-Acoustic Approaches

Interactive user interface and modern software architecture

Disruptive next generation analysis methods

Fully cross platform

(models and UI identical under Windows and Linux)

All functionality available to all users

Easy to use workflows for templating and automation of process

Analysis Methods with Wave6

Analysis Methods in Wave6

Who is Wave6 for?

Learn about the different user types for Wave 6

CFD Users

For existing CFD users, Wave6 makes advanced noise and vibration analysis methodologies accessible, automated, and simple to use.

Wave6 also allows you to move geometry, meshes, and results from your flow model to your noise and vibration model without the need for terabytes of data.

Vibro-Acoustic Analysis Users

Wave6 makes use of current software architecture and provides an integrated environment for creating vibro-acoustic models.

Companies can spend less time clicking on nodes or manually repairing CAD and use their time to solve vibro-acoustic problems with Wave6’s fully integrated geometry and meshing functionality, advanced volume extraction techniques and automated model updates from upstream geometry changes.

FEA Users

Wave6 provides cutting-edge noise and vibration analysis methodologies over the whole audible frequency range.

Wave6 can extend your existing FEA capabilities when modeling complex poroelastic materials, random acoustic settings, or acoustic radiation and transmission.

Physical Test Users

Physical testing is an important part of noise and vibration troubleshooting. With physical testing you must ensure that you’re spending your time testing the right things and not over testing excessive levels.

Using Wave6 you can create simple models that quickly provide physical insights and help you test more efficiently. Wave6 can help diagnose your test data, rank sources and paths and provide confidence in source levels.