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MSC Actran – more than just noise quality prediction

Actran was originally developed by FFT, a division of  MSC Software, for a consortium of Automotive and Aerospace companies.  This was to address their need to predict interior and exterior noise using a mixture of finite and infinite elements to simulate Vibro- and Aero Acoustic problems in an efficient and easy to use way. The customer base now extends into machinery, consumer electronics, marine, and other industries.

Actran works with your existing FEA structure models from Nastran and other codes with the native interface giving you the tools to rapidly create the fluid cavity model needed and then to progress through the steps to complete your analysis.

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But that’s not all …..

Further developments within the Actran code have extended its applicability into areas particularly relevant to space industry companies.

The Diffuse Field capability, developed with a leading satellite manufacturer, solves the age-old problem of varying wavelengths when simulating for random acoustic loads during spacecraft launch events.

The development of a SEA solver also allows space customers to investigate responses to structural vibration and shock loads well beyond the frequency limitations in classic FEA.


Access through MSC One

All these Actran capabilities are included within the flexible MSC One licensing scheme (expanded product software solution that lets you take advantage of Sinda, Nastran, Adams, MarcscFLOWscSTREAM, and many more MSC Software products.)

Acoustic simulation is a complex field, so if you’d like to discuss your requirements in more detail and to understand if Actran could help you, please get in touch with Lynsey Watts on 01993 883555 or send us your requirements. 

Using our 20+ years’ experience in providing MSC solutions to the UK market, we will work with you to make sure you get the right packaging to minimise your costs.

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