The core of SoundPLAN 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. There was/is a need to standardize the prediction models worldwide and engineering groups felt the need to algorithmize the principles of acoustics so that different engineers assessing the same scenario would get reasonably close answers.
Momentarily, with the available calculation power of computers, it is possible to use equations that are becoming more and more complex to better represent the nature of sound propagation in the environment.
Hand calculations are still possible for straight forward situations and can only be used as indications of the expected sound levels.
Our experienced engineers will be happy to support you with your noise prediction calculations with training and (online) support.
It’s also good to know that there is SoundPLAN Asia based in Hong Kong so even deepest level support is nearby.
SoundPLAN is a modular based software so you only buy what you need and you can always add modules later on.
Our engineers can advise you which modules you can buy to satisfy your acoustical calculation needs.
An overview of all available modules is here.
There are many videos available online in YouTube to give you a better idea of the possibilities of SoundPLAN.