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 you 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.
Acoustic Boundary Elements
The Acoustic Boundary Elements are used to describe acoustic wave propagation in bounded or unbounded acoustic spaces at low frequencies. Wave6 enables meshing the surfaces of an acoustic space, rather than the entire domain which enables users to simulate acoustic radiation into unbounded spaces or describe excitation of a structure due to complex random acoustic environments. Wave6 also provides unique automation functionality for volume extraction, surface meshers, and creation of non-compatible junctions to automatically create large, fully coupled acoustic boundary element models from existing geometry. By combining BEM and SEA in Wave6 users are able to create advanced models of large acoustic spaces, ideally suited for accurate and efficient models of wind noise.
Acoustic Finite Elements
These elements are used to describe the response of bounded acoustic spaces at low frequencies. They enable users to model acoustic spaces that have a large surface area to volume ratio. Users are able to create acoustic finite element models by automatically extracting volumes, creating volume meshes, assigning physical properties and solving for acoustic mode shapes. Wave6 also enables users to import existing volume meshes from third party FEA and CFD codes. The Acoustic Finite Element library in wave6 includes a complete set of linear and quadratic acoustic elements and enables you to easily account for variations in acoustic properties due to temperature and pressure variations computed from CFD simulations.
Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA)
SEA is used to describe the vibro-acoustic response of components at mid and high frequencies. With the Wave6 SEA method eliminates the need to approximate models allowing users to efficiently and accurately model wave propagation through arbitrary cross-sections. Wave6 also eliminates the need to modify models by manually clicking on geometry. Users are also able to automate their SEA model building process using the geometry engine, automated workflows and pipelined templates that come as standard functionality
Structural Finite Elements
These elements are used to describe the vibration of structural components at low frequencies. Wave6 provides functionality for creating structural finite element models directly. These capabilities include meshing geometry creation, physical properties, constraints and solving for structural mode shapes. Wave6 also enables users to leverage their existing structural finite element models, by importing meshes and structural mode shapes from a variety of third party file formats.