SoundPLAN Essential 3.0 Noise Modeling Software

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SoundPLAN Essential 3.0 Noise Modeling Software

SoundPLAN essential 3.0 is the single document application for environmental noise planning of roads, railways and industrial facilities. Create noise contour maps in cities and open environment from basic 3D geometry and some traffic information or sound power data. It was conceived with the occaisional user in mind who may not have in-depth knowledge of acoustics and want results in the smallest amount of time with the maximum amount of professionalism. It is a compact version of SoundPLAN, based on its calculation core and having its power, fast data processing and striking graphics. It is so easy to use, even engineers without special training for noise control will have no trouble using it. And, as it includes SoundPLAN´s noise contour map capabilities, presentations are easy to create and easy to understand. SoundPLAN essential allows standard cases to be processed quickly, efficiently and inexpensively.


Noise Models for:

  • Road, Railroads, Parking lots
  • Industrial point, line and area sources
  • Noise Protection Walls and Berms
  • Simulates the noise on top of continuously triangulated Digital Ground Model (DGM)

Features Include:

  • Model any size project
  • DXF and GIS import, or digitize on bitmaps
  • Easy presentation of scenario with or without a noise protection barrier
  • Calculations consider the Digital Ground Model
  • Local noise standards provided
  • Easy to use graphical data interface
  • Striking grid noise and contour maps

Result Tables and Graphics:

The emission level calculations and the results of the noise propagation are presented in tabular form in predefined tables. Additional text can be added for map descriptions and you can customize the layout for each object. Plus:

  • Tabular documentation of source properties
  • Documentation of source contribution levels
  • Level tables show the noise level for all floors and time slices
  • Limit contour lines option

SoundPLAN essential 3.0 in detail

The majority of environmental noise simulations are small to medium projects tasked with checking the legal compliance of a planned road or an expansion to an industrial facility. These projects do not require the same complexity as is being offered in the full strength noise planning software products such as SoundPLAN. Noise modeling software suited for these projects must be specially designed to quickly acquire the model data via an import interface or allow digitizing the essential data on top of an aerial photography or plan bitmap. Results must be obtainable quickly without much formatting, yet it must be customizable enough so your company standard can be represented and you can be proud of your work.

SoundPLAN essential is now available in the version 3.0, combining the full strength SoundPLAN calculation core with a simplified data entry editor to offer the noise modeling market a tool that can be learned in minutes yet powerful enough to allow engineers to do most of the noise modeling jobs. If your project is smaller with one industrial facility or some roads/railway lines, then SoundPLAN essential is better suited than a program designed to handle the complexity of noise mapping for an entire country. The data entry facilities are less complex but with the data import interfaces and 2D / 3D solid model viewing and the standard Dynamic Search SoundPLAN calculation core, the program offers enough flexibility and power to build a noise model quickly and get the results print ready in a snap. As the data structures are shared with the full program, the upgrade paths for data and also for the software itself are a possibility in case you do get the gigantic noise modeling job.

SoundPLAN essential 3.0 offers:

  • Road / railway /industrial calculations
  • Road standards: RLS 90/VBUS/TNM/NMPB/CoRTN Leq/CoRTN L10/   Russian road/
  • Railway Standards: Schall03/VBUSch/RMR 2002/CoRRN/French Rail/    Russian Rail
  • Industrial standards: ISO9613 / BS 5228
  • Import interface
  • Data entry on top of bitmaps
  • Continuously triangulated Digital Ground Model as elevation base for screening and ground effect calculations and for the placement of receivers in a Grid Noise Map.
  • Calculation of single receivers
  • Calculation of noise contours
  • Calculation of grid based noise maps
  • Direct management of 2 variants: without / with noise control
  • Full Documentation of the results in tabular form
  • Pre-defined graphics for Grid Noise Maps and Noise Contour calculations.

Improvements and features since SoundPLAN essential 1.1 include:

  • New dynamic search calculation core.
  • Use the noise standard of your choice instead of using 'country sets'.
  • Combine road, rail and industry projects instead of using just one noise type.
  • View spectra at the receiver in the documentation.
  • Improved export of noise maps and documentation to PDF.

Many small improvements are made to all areas of the program.

SoundPLAN International LLC
SoundPLAN International LLC
80 E Aspley Lane
Shelton ,  WA 98584


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