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NUMECA Releases FINE/Acoustics v8.1 for CFD

NUMECA Releases FINE/Acoustics v8.1 for CFD
0 comments, 04/10/2018, by , in Analysis, CAE, CFD, News

BRUSSELS, Belgium, Oct 4, 2018 - NUMECA is delighted to announce the official release of FINE/Acoustics version 8.1. FINE/Acoustics is a complete simulation suite for the analysis of a broad range of industrial applications involving Acoustics, Vibro-Acoustics and Aero-Acoustics, from fast pre-design calculations to detailed large-scale analysis.




This release comes with a documentation included in the software package, available in our customer area on www.numeca.com.


The new version focuses on the user-friendliness and robustness, in particular for turbomachinery applications.

New wizard to predict tonal and broadband noise for turbomachinery applications

The Turbomachinery wizard allows to automatically set up, run and post-process the aero-acoustic analysis of tonal and broadband noise for turbomachinery configurations (axial, radial or mixed-flow).

The main advantages for the users are:

  1. Minimum user inputs
  2. Fast, reliable and detailed acoustics results
  3. Reduction of the design cycling cost




The new wizard allows to predict tonal and broadband noise from a FINE/Turbo or FINE/Open CFD solution.


acoustic_pressure_FEMAcoustic pressure field of an axial fan 


185A broadband noise level of a squirrel-cage type fan


Extensive validation campaign

Along with the new Turbomachinery Broadband and Tonal Noise Wizard, we have run a series of validation cases on academic and industrial configurations, among which:

  1. Tandem cylinder
  2. Airfoil with flap
  3. NASA Advanced Noise Control Fan
  4. Simple axial fan case from Concepts NREC database
  5. Centrifugal vacuum cleaner compressor
  6. IMAGE research project “aero-engine” axial fan
  7. Blower for air conditioning systems
  8. INSEAN E779A marine propeller
  9. Mufflers

New Python commands

Additional functions have been added to the Python API to extend the scripting and automatization of your workflows.

Before you upgrade, check out the Release Notes for important changes in this release.

About NUMECA International

NUMECA International is a leading developer and provider of Grid Generation, Multi-physics – CFD software systems for analysis, design, and optimization of industrial products and processes, with an emphasis in the domains of turbomachinery, marine, aeronautics, aerospace, energy, chemical processes and multi-physics. NUMECA offers an extended suite of software systems covering a broad range of applications for both internal and external flows, including fluid-structure, fluid thermal, aero-acoustic interactions.

Driven by creativity, innovation & quality, we proudly turn our passion into innovative software toolsets that support the world’s leading industries. For more information, visit www.numeca.com.

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