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SoundPLANnoise - Noise mapping

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Noise mapping experience that you can count on

SoundPLAN 8.0 is a software that has outdoor and indoor noise modeling development capabilities. Some of its uses include noise mapping of speed and road surface for a road or the height and absorption coefficient of a noise barrier.

It has impressive graphic capabilities. Many different map types and display options can be freely combined for stunning graphics. It also has triangulated “City Noise Map” with the possibility of 1 calculation and output for single frequencies or frequency bands.


On top of that, SoundPLAN 8.0 has superior calculations with high speed and high accuracy that calculate with projection to the Digital Ground Model It has functions like situations and Geo-Files to ensure that there are no redundant data with clear organization of variants. Tiling automatically manages huge simulation projects including the size of a country (the whole of Germany is managed as a single project)

 

 

 


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Product Overview

Other functions include:

  • Modular by design – you only buy the modules you need, extend your portfolio when a new job requires it
  • Not everything from data entry to the last plot in the same screen, but organized so every step is optimally supported with what you need when you need it
  • Calculates in the background – edit your data while the last set of data is still calculating
  • Organization of calculations as a spreadsheet with editing and execute dates and a full account of all parameters and the file name under which the results are saved
  • Update service via the web – click and see if there is a new revision that may already have the tool you just found out you needed
  • Multiple instances of the libraries (System, Global and Project)
  • A complete integration of aircraft noise, indoor factory noise, environmental noise and air pollution make this software completely unique
  • Multi Document application – multiple input files, multiple calculation results, multiple documentation tables and spreadsheets and multiple sheets with varying, multiple content
  • Compare results from multiple calculations in tabular form or view the calculations in depth with Documentation and Spreadsheet
  • True Wall Optimization for single receivers and Façade Noise Maps with the results saved as a Geo-File so that it can be incorporated into the next calculation
  • The software fulfills over 50 different national and international standards and is still adding new standards
  • Just released in SoundPLAN 8.0; Sound Particle Diffraction

 

Other Features about SoundPLANnoise

  • Over 20 years of experience in noise model development
  • An experienced and dedicated development team consisting of software developers, program testers and a technical writer for handbooks and documentation
  • The program is available in 14 languages
  • The software fulfills over 50 different national and international standards and is still adding new standards
  • SoundPLAN 8.0 is a software that has outdoor and indoor noise modeling development capabilities. Some of its uses include noise mapping of speed and road surface for a road or the height and absorption coefficient of a noise barrier.

Module

The right module for every application

SoundPLANnoise, our acoustics software has a modular structure, which means that you can determine the scope of your software package. To make the selection easy for you, we have compiled program packages with useful module suggestions. 

 

Overview of the modules

Base module

The base module contains the basics you need for modelling, calculation, assessment and tabular or graphical documentation. This includes data input via georeferenced bitmaps, transformation between different coordinate systems, creation of digital terrain models, interfaces to DXF, QSI (DIN 45687) and ASCII, libraries with, among others, emission and sound insulation spectra and the integrated SoundPLAN spreadsheet.

 

Cartography

The Cartography module contains helpful additions such as the connection to Google Maps, Google Earth, OSM and WMS Server as well as a KML export and import of photo points with GPS data. Cartographic elements and automated graphics output complete the module’s scope.  

 

Noise Type 

Road and Rail 

Emissions from roads, railways and car parks are entered or imported via different traffic data sets determined by the standard in use.

 

Industry 

Calculation of point, line and area sources, industrial halls, wind turbines, parking lots, open-air concerts, noise at the workplace (exposure levels).

 

Indoor Noise

Sound propagation inside a building according to VDI 3760 and an advanced sound particle model with diffraction to calculate working noise and room acoustics. Calculation of the interior level from the properties of the interior sources.

 

Aircraft Noise 

Calculation of any descriptors, such as Leq, maximum level, NAT exceedance frequency, threshold value after NAT, wake-up probability, ANEF (Australian Noise Exposure Forecast). Maximum level statistics for the individual aircraft classes or the sum.

 

Expansion modules

Calculation I Graphical representation of the results 

 

Facade Noise Map

Single point calculation, which independently arranges the immision locations on the selected facades according to various criteria. Graphical representation of the facade levels (color marks, facades exceeding criterion levels, colored buildings …) and the results, which were further processed with the integrated spreadsheet. Text output, for example the immision location number or the level.

 

Grid Noise Map

  • Calculation of an immision grid at a user-defined height above ground. The grid width can be chosen as required.

  • Display as a contour map with contour line labeling as a grid map, or with a color gradient.

  • Output of maps of  results calculated using formulae, for example difference maps. sum maps, maximum value maps or addition of constant values or levels.

  • Freely definable color scale for graphic output, for intervals or discrete colors (for contour lines) by different scale types.

  • Color intervals  at constant intervals or non-linear, e.g. to highlight limits of different uses.

  • Output of the sum level or individual frequencies and groups.

 

Cross Section Noise

Vertical immision grid which can be displayed in 2D or 3D combined with other results types with the 3D Graphics module. 

 

3D+ and animated noise map 

Any animation track, also along roads and railways. Animated train passage, level-time curve as diagram.

 

Distributed Computing

Calculation of the required weighted sound insulation value R’w of external components.

 

Noise Allotment

Optimization of noise quotas for different company sites within an area, including graphical representation of sectors and noise map

 

Interfaces

GIS Interface

Import and export of ESRI shapefiles with any object properties as well as shape export of the results, import of CityGML and OSM data.

 

Road Design

Import from the road design programs CARD/1, STRATIS and VERBUND. Database interface for customer-specific GIS connection.

 

Radar Tracks 

Import of radar tracks of the data formats Stanly, Fanomos and Topsonic; aircraft database for automatic allocation of emission data.

 

Tools 

Wall Design

Automatic dimensioning of noise barriers and noise protection walls based on the location of a planned structure with different wall/wall heights determined by a cost-benefit analysis

 

BA Outside

  • Computing within a network with all free resources using all cores / threads of the connected PCs.

  • With only one license you can equip an unlimited number of computers with SoundPLANnoise and start calculating.

  • Completely automated sending of tasks and collation of results by the host computer

 

Tools Industrial Noise

Consideration of special tasks in industrial noise, noise protection concepts of complex industrial plants, recalculation of measured sound pressure levels back to frequency-dependent sound power levels at user defined source positions, calculation of sound power from technical parameters (including decaying levels along linear sources such as pipelines).

 

Noise Mapping Toolbox

Various tools for the creation of strategic noise maps and action plans (EU environmental noise) and the processing and evaluation of large projects (e.g. route variants), tiled projects, population and area statistics, hotspot calculation, VDI 3722-2.

 

Room Acoustics

Calculation of reverberation times and various room acoustic parameters such as speech intelligibility STI, deflection distance or confidence interval according to ISO 3382-3:2012 and VDI 2569:2019, auralization.