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Ansys Acoustics Simulation
Acoustics Simulation and Sound Design & Analysis

The sounds a product makes directly impact on user experiences. Sounds create strong emotions — positively or negatively — that reinforce brand identity. The difficulty of predicting acoustic results means that a single engineering mistake can prove costly to the final product, making Ansys Acoustics Simulation a powerful solution to ensure optimal acoustics and a successful end product.

Ansys Acoustics Simulation

High Level Features

Ansys Acoustics Simulation helps optimize sound from the first steps of product development. By applying this acoustic modeling software, you can have best-in-class tools at the ready to deliver top-quality user experiences that blend optimal functionality with pristine acoustics. By predicting the acoustic effects of a given product configuration at the earliest stage of design, you maximize your acoustic benefits while minimizing time, costs and rework. Test and validate the future soundscape of your product, such as electric vehicles, via simulation to ensure the desired acoustic experience.

Ansys Acoustic Simulation Benefits

For 2022 R1, Ansys VRXperience Sound will be officially renamed to Ansys Sound. For this release, the focus is around improved sound quality and design for our users, including:

  • A color map display for the ISO 532-1 standard so users can immediately check the time (or RPM) and frequency to ultimately reduce noise annoyance.
  • Fully released FRF (Frequency Response Function) capability allows users to characterize the transfer function of a system by estimating frequency response and minimizing the effect of noise at the receiver. Results can be transferred to Fluent to filter a simulation result for a more robust analysis.
  • Optimize acoustic performance and reduce noise annoyance with tonality indicators that can be calculated in display order with the ability to switch order levels. This is especially of interest to customers working with rotating machinery.


2022 R1 Sound

Ansys 2022 R1 Ansys Sound Update

In release 2022 R1, Ansys Sound continues to drive innovation, and during this webinar, we'll walk you through these significant capabilities of 2022 R1.

Acoustic Simulation Products

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Discover multiple aspects of your products’ acoustic properties through in-depth testing, simulating and analyzing, all with the goal of improving a final design early in the development process.

Based on real test measurement or acoustic CAE simulation, listen and separate the sound sources, to then analyze the sound and improve the sound quality.

E-motor optimization means you can simulate the noise radiated by the e-motor and optimize designs according to acoustic KPI or sound quality criteria. 

Through vibro-acoustic and CFD simulations, you can listen to the sound of your virtual prototype and optimize the acoustic performance and sound quality at the beginning stages of the design process. 

Along with qualitative testing, acoustic design includes real-world perception—something Ansys evaluates with jury testing tool, with several psychoacoustic methods including statistical analysis.

Active Sound Design technologies can create an atmosphere to make the vehicle more alive, more attractive and safer thanks to audio feedback while driving. This is used for ICE engine cars and EV, including AVAS and ADAS sound. 

Combining simulation results, lab measurements recordings and acoustic transfer path, you can listen to your product and each of the components of your system in a fully realistic environment, like a driving or flight simulator.



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E-motor NVH and Active Sound Design for EV

Ansys solutions for acoustics provides a complete multiphysics workflow for e-motor noise, vibration and harshness (NVH).

Electric Motors

Electric Motors

Ansys electric motor design software progresses from concept design to detailed electromagnetics, thermal and mechanical analysis of electric motors.

acoustics applications
Gas Turbines

Gas Turbines

Ansys gas turbine simulation solution enables you to design and optimize the next generation of gas turbines.

Rotating Machinery

Rotating Machinery

Ansys rotating machinery simulation helps you to improve your designs of fans, pumps, and compressors by increasing efficiency, safety and durability.

Vehicle Powertrain

Vehicle Powertrain

Learn how Ansys simulation enables the optimization of vehicle power train design to deliver performance, fuel efficiency and environmental goals.

Vehicle Electrical Systems

Vehicle Electrical Systems

Optimizing automotive electrical system design with simulation enables automotive engineers to deliver the connected, autonomous vehicles of the future.


Featured Webinars

Webinar on Demand
Ansys VRXPERIENCE Sound Composer webinar
Ansys Sound Composer: Make Your Product Sound Sublime

Discover a simulation tool that enables you to reconstruct the sound of a product by combining individual sources and defining an intended operating scenario using data inputs from measurements or from simulation software results.

Webinar on Demand
Ansys Webinar Advanced Design Analysis on Noise
Advanced Design Analysis on Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) for Electric Machines

Learn how to perform modal analysis, harmonic analysis, harmonic acoustics, sound synthesis and stress analysis and get an overview of Ansys' capabilities for the multiphysics solution for this application.

Webinar on Demand
A New Sound Dimension Ansys webinar
A New Sound Dimension for Your Product

Explore how you can leverage Ansys Discovery’s real-time physics simulation and harness the power of Ansys Fluent inside Discovery to determine if your “best design” holds true to your performance goals.



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