Modules

The right module for every application

SoundPLANnoise has a modular structure, which means that you can determine the scope of your software package. To make the selection easier for you, we have compiled program packages with useful module suggestions. Please contact your local distributor for more information.

In our overview you will find an explanation of the individual modules and tools. All other content/information can be found in the PDF document (links) for download. 

Overview of the modules

Base modules

The standard basic 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, the integrated SoundPLAN spreadsheet and a 3D module for efficient data control.

Business basic module

The basic business module also 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 types

Road and rail

Emissions from roads, railways and car parks are entered or imported via different standardised traffic data sets.

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 in the interior 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.

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 E VDI 2569, auralization.

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

Calculations | Graphical representation of the results

Façade Noise Map

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

Grid Noise Map

  • Calculation of an immission grid at a user-defined height above ground. The grid width can be chosen arbitrarily.
  • Display as isophone map with isoline labeling or grid map, also with color gradient.
  • Output of difference maps and other arithmetic links, for example 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 isolines) by different scale types.
  • color intervals - also non-linear, e.g. to highlight limits of different uses.
  • Output of the sum level or individual frequencies and groups.

Cross Section Noise

Vertical immission grid.

3D + and animated noise map

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

BA Outside

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

Noise Allotment

Optimization of noise quotas for different company plots 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

Dimensioning of noise barriers and noise protection walls based on the location of a planned structure with different wall/wall heights under consideration of a cost-benefit analysis.

Distributed Computing

Calculate in the network with all free resources.

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, calculation of sound power from technical parameters (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), tile projects, population and area statistics, hotspot calculation, VDI 3722-2.

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