Simulator of Multilayer

Acoustic Materials

Master your Multilayer Materials!

NOVA software allows you to optimize the sound absorption and transmission loss of several material configurations in a very short time due to its user-friendly interface and extremely fast calculation time. No more expensive and time-consuming tests!

​Through the numerical modeling of these materials, different concept proposals can be made with the aim of increasing performance for a given application with respect to cost, weight, efficiency, size as well as other essential criteria.

Exploit all NOVA Possibilities

Allows unlimited combinations of different layers of materials

Elastic materials | Visco-elastic foams | Fibrous materials | Felts | Screens | Septum | Solids | Perforated panels | Fluids

Takes into account multiple panel types

Orthotropic | Sandwich | Composite panels

​Investigate the effects of different boundary conditions and types of excitation

Plane waves | Diffuse acoustic field | Mechanics | Pistons | Point source | Turbulent boundary layer | Etc.

Calculates a large number of parameters

Absorption and reflection coefficient | Surface impedance | Attenuation index | Dissipated powers | Equivalent damping factor | Space velocity and pressure response | Insertion loss | Radiation efficiency | Etc.

Use NOVA for Several Application Fields!


Mecanum - Automobile

Carpets | Seats | Headliner | Hood | Trunk trim and mats | Floor systems | Multi-layer treatments | Sound package

Building Acoustic

Mecanum - Immobilier

Insulation walls | Doors | Carpets | Single or double windows


Mecanum - Matériaux

Classify and optimize the acoustic performance

Discover the Two Modules Included

Medium and High Frequency Modules

Based on the transfer matrix method with the consideration of the finite lateral dimensions of the multilayers

Low Frequency Module

Based on the FEM/BEM method using the most advanced models of different types of porous materials (felts, screens, poroelastic, perforated plate)

Profit from a Perfect Integration with Mecanum Equipments! 

Mecanum - Impedance and transmission tube

TUBE - Impedance Tubes

Mecanum - SIGMA Resistivity Meter

SIGMA - Resistivity Meter

Mecanum - PHI Porosity and Density Meter

PHI - Porosity and Density Meter

Mecanum - QMA Mechanical Quasi-Static Analyser

QMA - Mechanical Analyser

Mecanum - Tortuosimètre TOR

TOR - Tortuosity Meter

Mecanum - MATC Acoustic Test Cabin

MATC - Acoustic Cabin

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Nova simulation software

And Even More Functions!

  • Allows unlimited combinations of different layers of materials such as elastic materials, visco-elastic foams, fibrous, felts, screens, septum, solids, perforated panels and fluids to simulate acoustic problems of the daily life.​

  • Takes into account orthotropic, sandwich and composite panels.

  • ​Works with frequency dependent properties.

  • ​Includes automatic detection and joining of different domains (elastic and fluid).

  • Investigate the effects of different boundary conditions and multiple types of excitation (plane waves, diffuse acoustic field, mechanics, pistons, point source, turbulent boundary layer, etc.).

  • ​Offers a wide selection of excitations.

  • ​Includes an extensive material database.

  • ​Includes scripts to calculate SEA input parameters: modal density, loss factor, radiation efficiency, wavenumber.

  • ​Includes a script that allows the study of heterogeneous materials by the parallel transfer matrix method (PTMM).

  • ​Includes micro-macro (bottom-up) scripts for foams and fibers.

  • ​Accounts for the effects of panels with finite side dimensions in the high frequency module.

  • ​Allows the simulation of impedance and bazooka tests, attenuation index and absorption under any incidence.

  • ​Analysis in thin bands and in 1/3 octave.

  • Calculates a large number of parameters: absorption and reflection coefficient, surface impedance, attenuation index, dissipated powers, equivalent damping factor, space velocity and pressure response, insertion loss, radiation efficiency, etc.