All product designers and engineers must consider the noise a product will generate as an increasingly important factor. This applies whether the product is designed to create noise, such as a hearing device or speaker, is intended to dampen noise such as a muffler, or has potential to create noise as an unexpected by-product through turbulence, friction or structural vibration.
Best-in-class companies are now bringing forward their assessment of a product’s acoustic performance, rather than run the risk of facing a costly build-and-test scenario later in the design stage. By utilising ANSYS acoustics simulation tools to analyse designs early in the design process with a virtual prototype, engineers can significantly reduce production lead times and avoid costly re-engineering processes.
Often the assessment of the acoustic qualities of a product is conducted towards the end of the design cycle in a build and test scenario which is both costly and time consuming. By utilising simulation techniques to analyse designs virtually, early in the design process, engineers can significantly reduce production lead times and avoid costly re-engineering processes.