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Acoustics & vibrations
SORAMA Acoustic camera
Power level measurements
Testing and validation
Frequency analysis
Product noise source identification

About Acoustics & vibrations

Demcon multiphysics has developed a unique expertise in the area of sound & vibrations. In order to attenuate undesired effects like noise and vibrations, it is essential to analyze the source(s) of the sound and its propagation, to make any modifications to an existing design. Whether the cause of noise is related to a vibrating structure or a pulsating flow, at Demcon multiphysics we have a wide variety of tools and expertise available to model and measure the sound propagation in a system. We can help you with a root cause analysis (RCA) by identifying the source and propagation of sound waves with visualization techniques using a SORAMA acoustic camera, perform complex modal analyses and sound propagation simulations by means of FEA (finite element analysis) and provide insight on structural dynamic properties through experimental modal analysis.

With this expertise, we can provide you with innovative and highly practical solutions in the field of product noise and vibrations.
Examples of acoustic and vibrations related problems include:

  • Product noise source identification
  • Power level measurements
  • Vibration testing and validation
  • Thermo-acoustics
  • Aero-acoustics
  • Noise and vibrations of machinery
  • Custom acoustic damper design
  • Prediction of sound radiation, absorption and transmission

The SORAMA sound camera enables us to visualize noise sources from large structures down to minuscule vibrations on printed circuit boards. Moreover, the use of in-situ measurements visualizes transfer paths and gives insight into effective elimination of a noise source. We also use computational tools that allow detailed resolution of important acoustic phenomena. Simulations provide insight into source characteristics, sound propagation, sound spectrum and sound directivity.

Applications range from small products like cooling fans or piezo elements on printed circuit boards to large rotating or reciprocating equipment. Subsequent noise mitigation after determination of the source can be accomplished by reducing, damping or decoupling noise sources from the overall structure.

Are you curious about how our expertise in acoustics and vibrations can help you further?

blankAbout Demcon multiphysics

Demcon multiphysics is an engineering agency with high-end expertise in the area of heat transfer, fluid dynamics, structural mechanics, acoustics and electromagnetism. We support clients from a wide variety of market sectors such as the process industry, semiconductor industry, oil & gas, maritime sector, heat exchanger applications and medical applications. With deep physical insights we aim to help you achieve your goals in research, development and engineering programs.

We combine fundamental physical knowledge from an analytical approach with Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) simulations tools from ANSYS, MATHWORKS, and COMSOL to setup, execute, analyze and evaluate numerical simulations.
The use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Finite Element Analysis (FEM / FEA), Lumped Element Modelling (LEM) and Computational Electromagnetics (CEM) enables us to make a virtual prototype of your design. With these techniques we can simulate the fluid and gas flows, energy exchange, heat and mass transfer, stresses, strains and vibrations in structures and the interaction of electromagnetic fields with other physical aspects like heat generation. This way of simulation-driven development increases the developments efficiency and reduces the product development time. Our services can therefore fully support you in the designing phase, from idea up to prototype.

Why choose Demcon multiphysics:

  • Founded in 1997; over two decades of experience in a vast range of industries enables us to quickly grasp your challenge and provide clear, hands-on and innovative solutions.
  • We maintain a highly skilled and motivated team of engineers that consist of MSc and PhD, combining an academic and pragmatic approach.
  • We understand that being fast, flexible and responsive makes the difference.
  • Access to the full experience and expertise of the Demcon group allows us to tackle the most difficult high-end challenges from a system approach.

The Demcon group is mid-sized (>60M€ p.a.) high-end technology supplier of products and systems with high-tech, industrial systems & vision, optomechatronic, robotics and medical systems as focus areas. One-stop-shop development partner with system/ mechanical/ software/ electrical/ production engineers and physicists under one roof.

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