Vibro-acoustic simulation

The ESI Group’s PAM-VA One is billed as the world’s first fully integrated environment for simulating the response of vibro-acoustic systems across the entire frequency spectrum.

Available in October, PAM-VA One incorporates Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA), Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Boundary Element Method (BEM) within one modelling environment.

The software also includes model management tools for the creation of models from existing CAD and FEA data.

PAM-VA One also sports a library of add-on modules to ensure that the software can be easily integrated into existing CAE and design processes.

“The theory underpinning the FE/SEA coupling part of PAM-VA One is the most important breakthrough in vibro-acoustics in the past 20 years,” said Professor Ken Heron FREng, QinetiQ Senior Fellow.

“This is a vital step towards predicting structure-borne noise at mid and high frequencies.”