Noise Modeling News

  • It’s coming… SoundPLANnoise v8.0

    With a great new look and a host of new features, we’re delighted to announce that we will shortly be releasing the brand new SoundPLANnoise 8.0. We’ve been world-leaders in noise mapping software for years, but there’s always room for improvement and we have been working hard to bring you the very best. We will be outlining the many new features and enhancements over the next ...


    By SoundPLAN International LLC

  • Introducing VSound

    VSound™ Type 3115 is a vehicle sound‐generating system – from both interior and exterior perspectives – that enables virtual NVH prototype evaluation in the context of a real vehicle, without the need for a PC in the vehicle. This system can be used to evaluate targets, candidate sounds and sound delivery strategies for real vehicles, for demonstrations and for final ...

  • WKC Group Engineers Undertake the Detailed Noise Modelling Study for the Karbala Refinery Project in Iraq

    WKC Group recently undertook a detailed noise modelling study for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Phase of the Karbala Refinery Project (KRP), located 100km south of Baghdad, Iraq. The Iraqi oil ministry awarded the US$6 billion contract to the Korean consortium of Hyundai Engineering and Construction (HDEC), Hyundai Engineering Co Ltd (HEC), GS Engineering and Construction ...


    By WKC Group

  • Non-invasive noise measurement

    Measuring individual exposure to noise at work is key to check compliance with occupational legislation while safeguarding your business from non-compliances and costly civil claims for hearing loss. Pulsar's latest non-invasive personal noise dosemeter offers the perfect solution. This ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Easy environmental noise mapping from Brüel & Kjær

    Predictor-LimA Type 7810 version 11.2 responds to customer input and resolves some issues to provide more robust software, that enables calculations in line with latest agreements on standard interpretation (ISO 17534). Other Enhancements include feature importation from open street map in LimA to create models more quickly, Chinese calculation methods and - in Predictor - enhanced results ...

  • Noise Impact Assessment Africa

    WKC is proud to announce that it has been awarded a contract to deliver a noise impact assessment for a new 200MW wind farm in East Africa. Wind power capacity in the region is expected to increase by around 12 gigawatts by 2040. The project will convert wind into useful energy utilising an array of highly efficient land based wind turbines. The first phase of the project entails a noise ...


    By WKC Group

  • Noise Impact Assessment Africa

    WKC is proud to announce that it has been awarded a contract to deliver a noise impact assessment for a new 200MW wind farm in East Africa. Wind power capacity in the region is expected to increase by around 12 gigawatts by 2040. The project will convert wind into useful energy utilising an array of highly efficient land based wind turbines. The first phase of the ...


    By WKC Group

  • Nanyang Technological University amps up mobile sound quality and uses Brüel & Kjær’s products during development

    To meet the demand for mobile devices offering top quality sound - without sacrificing power - Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has invented an ultra-high-quality Class-D amplifier.  Created by NTU’s Division of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in Singapore, the ultra-high-quality chip can tolerate more 'noise' from other components in a device, which reduces ...

  • Time to set standards for mapping noise and stick to them

    SoundPLAN, the leading international expert designer and provider of acoustics and air pollution simulation software for environmental modelling, is calling on the bodies responsible for setting noise standards around the world to ensure that they implement and maintain high quality standards with thorough test procedures and scenarios.  The USA’s Federal Highway Administration’s ...


    By SoundPLAN International LLC

  • Virtually drive automotive CAE models

    With the latest Noise Vibration Harshness (NVH) simulator applications, non-experts and experts alike can experience the consequences of component design decisions by driving an authentic simulation. The fully immersive experience provided by a driving simulator gives a proper context to experience driving sounds in, which affects the evaluations people make. This realistic simulation also ...

  • Noise source location passes Grundfos demo challenge

    Global pump manufacturer Grundfos has enhanced its noise source identification capabilities, with a system based on a microphone array containing 108 microphones and optical camera in the middle. Based in Denmark, Grundfos’ state-of-the-art laboratory carries out sound measurements to ensure its pump units are quiet enough for domestic use and industrial demands - and to locate any ...

  • Flying Eurofighter noise mapped by Brüel & Kjær

    Airbus Defence and Space and Brüel & Kjær have successfully completed noise measurements on the Eurofighter jet, to calculate its on-ground noise exposure under different thrust and flight configurations.   The noise measurements were made by repeatedly flying the jet over a Brüel & Kjær data acquisition system collecting data from a 29m diameter array of ...

  • Noise mapping and prediction to the latest standards

    Brüel & Kjær has announced new enhancements to Predictor-LimA, its powerful and intuitive noise mapping and prediction software. This update means that Predictor-LimA now provides: • Internationally recognized proof of calculation method compliance according to ISO 17534 software quality assurance • Compliance of CNOSSOS-EU, the European ...

  • Quantifying the ecosystem services provided by urban green spaces

    A new study has quantified the ecosystem services (ES) provided by green spaces in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, using new methods to evaluate high-resolution land-cover data. The findings show that different types of green space provide different ecosystem services, highlighting the importance of careful design during city planning. The authors say their method to map ecosystem services supply ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Quantifying the ecosystem services provided by urban green spaces

    Urban green spaces provide important ecosystem services in cities, from recreation to the mitigation of noise and air pollution. This study quantified the ecosystem services (ES) provided by green spaces in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, using new methods to evaluate high-resolution land-cover data. The findings show that different types of green space provide different ES, highlighting the ...

  • Pin(na) your ears back. HATS ear gets a redesign

    To simplify testing the effects of earphone noise for audio and telecom engineers, Brüel & Kjær has modified the structure of the ear pinna simulators used with its Head and Torso Simulator (HATS). Designed as replicas of the human ear, the new pinnas (Types DZ-9773 and DZ-9774) have been altered to a conical shape merged with a cylinder within the ear canal entrance, making it ...

  • Noise Barrier efficiency calculations now identify imperfect barriers

    Brüel & Kjær today announced its Predictor-LimA noise mapping and prediction software now automatically calculates noise barrier efficiency to identify inadequate barrier performance. In addition, by modelling how well a noise barrier performs along the transmission loss spectrum, acoustic experts can more easily identify the most effective noise barrier for a specific ...

  • CNOSSOS-EU in Predictor-LimA, Map Companion and Euronoise 2015

    Welcome to the Softnoise newsletter for May 2015. This newsletter gives information related to our software and to calculation methods in general. It includes an overview of latest software releases and an overview of events where you can meet us. CNOSSOS-EU in Predictor-LimA Softnoise is implementing the European Union's new future mandatory calculation method for strategic ...


    By Softnoise GmbH

  • Get Connected with Casella at Safety and Health Expo 2015 - Stand P2334

    Casella will be showcasing a selection of its next generation occupational hygiene monitoring solutions at Safety & Health Expo 2015, on 16-18 June at the ExCel London convention centre. At the event, Casella will be launching its innovative new Apex2 range of personal sampling pumps for dust, whilst ...


    By Casella

  • 01DB s mapping 12 Petrobras Oil Refineries

    PETROBRAS is the national oil company in Brazil. Concerned about the working conditions of its employees, PETROBRAS wishes to identify, assess and control noise pressure levels of its refineries. With 12 exploitation sites and about 3,500 noise sources to analyze, this project is a huge one. 01dB provided a complete noise mapping of each production site with ...


    By ACOEM

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