Free Field Technologies (FFT), part of Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division, and automotive supplier Autoneum, a specialist in acoustic and thermal management, have collaborated on a new computer-aided engineering solution that helps manufacturers design quiet and comfortable vehicles without adding unnecessary weight.
“From the whine of the electric motor and vibration in the powertrain to noise from heating, AC, wind resistance and tires, there are multiple variables that make acoustic design a complex challenge,” said Product Manager Diego Copiello. “Hexagon offers market-leading solutions that help identify noise sources and mitigate their harshness. Our collaboration with Autoneum will provide new tools to industry engineers helping them in the creation of efficient designs and the best possible driving experiences for their customers.”
Davide Caprioli, Head of Acoustic and Thermal Management at Autoneum, added, “Autoneum’s simulation tools for vehicle acoustics are already being used successfully by manufacturers and suppliers worldwide. By working with FFT and integrating our know-how into the Actran software, our methodology will now be even more widely and readily available, thus making it the global standard in NVH.”