SoundPLAN Acoustics

software from professionals for professionals

SoundPLAN® was one of the very first noise modeling softwares on the market, debuting in 1986. Due to its ever increasing popularity on the world market, an international office was opened in 1999. The core of our business was and is the prediction of noise in the environment. Noise emitted by various sources propagates and disperses over a given terrain in accordance to the laws of physics. Worldwide, many governments and engineering associations felt the need to algorithmize the principles of acoustics so that different engineers assessing the same scenario would get reasonably close answers.

When the first standards were introduced, computers were not available for everyday noise calculations, so the equations were simplified for hand calculations. Some of these standards, designed 30 years ago, are still in use today. Over time, generations of researchers have measured noise and developed different interpretations of cause and effect, so the equations are becoming more complex to better represent the complex nature of sound propagation in the environment. The calculations have become so complicated and time consuming that the use of computers is paramount. Hand calculations and rough estimates with spreadsheets are a thing of the past. Our website tries to show the ever more complex world of physics and how our software solves complex problems automatically to free the consulting engineer"s mind so he can solve the creative part of noise planning. Trusting routine tasks to the software allows you to concentrate on your plan and how to present your findings to municipalities, environmental administrations and private and government bodies from research to planning. Learn about

  • SoundPLAN´s principles -what is important for noise planning software-
  • SoundPLAN -full version versus SoundPLAN essential
  • The modules that are part of the software suite SoundPLAN
  • The packages that are available
  • Network licenses / multiple licenses /
  • The SoundPLAN services
Noise at the receiver -indicating from where the noise is received-