Simcenter Testlab is a complete, integrated solution for test-based engineering, combining high-speed multi-physics data acquisition with a full suite of integrated testing, analytics, and modeling tools for a wide range of test needs. Designed to make individual users and complete teams more efficient, the software supports future-focused testing departments by offering the right balance between ease-of-use and engineering flexibility and by closing the loop with simulation.
Simcenter Testlab significantly increases a test facility’s productivity, delivering more reliable results, even when the availability of prototypes is dramatically reduced.
Acoustic quality and acoustic design are key aspects of product performance. Sounds play a critical role in conveying the right message about a product’s features and functionality, and reinforcing brand image attributes. At the same time, regulations and competitive pressure are forcing manufacturers to limit noise levels and meet stringent noise-making or noise-limiting standards. Engineers need productive tools to design, refine and validate prototypes throughout the development cycle.
Covering the broadest range of industry applications and engineering tasks while conforming to the latest international standards, our acoustic testing solutions adjust to your project’s requirements. Design innovative products with a compelling acoustic signature, relying on the expertise nested in our intuitive solutions.
Active Sound Design
To maintain or redefine the brand sound, active sound design enhances interior sound and adds exterior sounds for the Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System (AVAS).
Aero-acoustic Wind Tunnel Testing
Adopt highly efficient and impactful procedures for wind tunnel testing to gain in-depth engineering insights even during the test.
Pass-by Noise Engineering
Operational NVH Testing
Sound Intensity Testing
Sound Power Testing
Sound Source Localization
As the amount of data from physical and virtual testing campaigns grows, it is fundamental to organize and keep track of it. Swiftly converting, visualizing, interpreting, comparing, analyzing, reporting, and sharing data are day-to-day tasks and often requires specific application knowledge.
Our dedicated desktop and test data management solutions are specifically designed to enable fast and safe access to physical test and simulation data, to interactively visualize, validate and correlate data from multiple sources, to speed up analysis through powerful displays and to save time and reduce errors by automating repetitive tasks. Processed data is transformed into concise and active reports, without loss of vital information.
Data Viewing and Reporting
Test Data Analysis
Test Data Correlation
Test Data Management
Throughout industries, platform strategies are established re-using complex components across all product variants and the product-prototype availability for testing and NVH performance assessment is drastically reduced. Next to that, there is the shift towards electrical propulsion in the automotive industry: engineers must investigate new powertrain concepts with complex load cases and have to take into account the increased importance of road noise and secondary noise sources.
Component-based TPA is a technology that addresses these challenges. It allows to model a noise source component independently from the receiver structure and to predict its behavior when coupled to different receivers. This frontloads development and thereby considerably increases design flexibility. The method allows component suppliers to characterize their product independently from the receiver product and to predict the interface interaction with the receiving structure and noise comfort of the final product.Read More
Our solution embeds the latest tracking and image registration technology for 3D full-field measurement based on changes in images. Behind the nice colorful images, you will find accurate, reliable, and quantitative 3D full-field data everywhere, easily matched to results of 3D finite element analysis. Compared to point measurements with sensors, DIC provides many more insights with limited instrumentation time. These results are used to accurately identify mechanical properties of new and innovative materials, to increase the accuracy and reliability of simulation models based on quantified results, and to accelerate component and system structural validation testing enabling faster and more responsive development cycles.
3D Full-field Measurement
Optimized Image Capturing
Structural Model Validation
The evolution of the transportation industry deeply impacts durability testing processes. Manufacturers introduce multiple vehicle variants, with lightweight designs. At the same time, consumers’ demand for durable products remains high. Durability testing teams suffer from an increased workload under time pressure.
Rely on our end-to-end durability testing solution to streamline your entire testing process. Simcenter uniquely integrates rugged and reliable data acquisition hardware with comprehensive processing and analysis software features. Our solution covers every step of a typical test campaign, from channel setup and measurements, to validation, consolidation, analysis, and reporting. With Simcenter, execute your entire test campaign in less time, with increased confidence, and fewer errors than ever.
Rugged Data Acquisition
Load & Fatigue Analysis
Road Load Data Acquisition
Accelerated Life Testing
Optimized Test Schedules
Our end-to-end solution for dynamic environmental testing integrates an effective, high-speed multi-channel closed-loop shaker control system with parallel data acquisition and powerful analysis capabilities. It is a very intuitive tool for routine random, shock, sine, and combined modes testing. It features comprehensive time data replication applications, advanced functionalities for multi-axis vibration testing and acoustic field control, and is perfectly safe for vibration and acoustic qualification of space systems. Functionalities for test definition and analysis complement the offering.
Closed-loop Acoustic Control
High-channel Count Data Acquisition
Multi-axis Vibration Testing
Test Definition & Analysis
Vibration Qualification Testing
A sound understanding of the advanced materials used in innovative products is essential for fast and responsive product development. Our range of materials testing solutions accurately characterize the mechanical and acoustic properties of new and innovative materials and components, which in turn feeds simulation models, allows to compare between different materials, or helps to improve existing products.
Our mechanical materials testing solution uses digital image correlation (DIC) to precisely determine mechanical material properties for any type of material, from concrete to polymers, from metals to composite. Our acoustic materials testing solution measures sound absorption and sound transmission loss with tube or our room-based testing. Accurate identification of properties of new and innovative materials increases the accuracy and reliability of simulation models based on quantified results and enables faster and more responsive development cycles.
Acoustic Material Testing
Mechanical Testing of Materials
Optimized performance and (fuel) efficiency are essential criteria for driving the development of eco-friendly engines. However, consumers expect these criteria to come along with high reliability and low noise levels. Additionally, manufacturers strive to design a pleasant product sound that reflects a company’s brand image. Tuning an engine to meet all requirements has become a complex balancing act.
Our rotating machinery testing solutions allow NVH engineers to optimize the performance of rotating machinery, by acquiring and analyzing the impact of speed, torque and control strategies on sound quality, (torsional) vibrations, and energy efficiency. In the lab and in the field, our multi-disciplinary testing system saves time, increases data reliability, and maximizes insights into the machinery’s behavior.
EV Powertrain Testing
Combustion Engine Testing
Operational Data Collection
Torsional Vibration Testing
With integrated Simcenter Testing Solutions, reduce the time required to perform modal testing and modal analysis - from weeks to days or even hours. The solutions give you access to state-of-the-art modal parameter identification methods to help you focus on the problem’s root cause and let you explore the optimal solution to address structural weaknesses.
Our solutions integrate 40 years of modal testing experience. Benefit from a tradition of cutting-edge engineering expertise and maximize your testing efficiency, when performing impact testing on small structures, running large-scale campaigns with hundreds of measurement channels, or validating 3D finite element models with experimental data.
Ground Vibration Testing
Experimental Modal Analysis
Full-Field Vibration Testing
Modal Parameter Identification
Operational Modal Analysis
Our structural testing solution incorporates digital image correlation (DIC) technology which is quickly becoming a trusted instrument for measuring full-field 3D data everywhere at once. A test sample is painted with dots, cameras record how the dots move when loads are applied, and our software correlates these images to accurately produce full-field displacement, strain or acceleration data, easily matched to results of 3D finite element analysis. Engineering departments get access to quantified 3D experimental results, increase the accuracy and reliability of simulation models and can accelerate component and system validation testing for faster and more responsive development cycles.
Structural Dynamics Testing
Digital Image Correlation
In order to fully understand the vibration behavior of a system, engineers perform a transfer path analysis (TPA) that helps them identify and assess structure-borne and airborne energy transfer routes, from the excitation source to a given receiver location.
Transfer path analysis quantifies the various sources and their paths and figures out which ones contribute the most to the noise issues and which ones cancel each other out. From the quantified and modeled sources and paths, it becomes a relatively straightforward design task to optimize vibro-acoustic and the NVH performance of the system.
System NVH Performance Prediction
System NVH performance prediction is a robust solution that enables to accurately and rapidly predict the NVH performance of any system at any stage of the development cycle.
Pass-by Noise Engineering
Road Noise Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting & Benchmarking