Siemens has released the latest version of Simcenter Testlab software, a suite of data collection, analytics, and modeling software for test-based performance engineering in the core fields of noise and vibration, acoustics and durability.
This next-generation platform for test-based engineering extends its capabilities with end-to-end durability testing, uniquely combining data collection and data analytics, and introduced a new intuitive sound quality engineering solution. Overall, the latest release includes features that lend to greater productivity, more insights, increased confidence, and easier team collaboration.
“Simcenter Testlab offers an integrated end-to-end solution for load data acquisition and processing,” said Guillermo Gonzalez, function and durability manager at Nissan Technical Center Europe, Spain. “The solution accelerates the delivery of critical durability insights when preparing for test rig campaigns or reliable simulations. It is faster, easier to use and robust.”
The latest release was developed as the answer to challenges in test-based engineering, such as shorter testing cycles, conflicting performance requirements, growing product complexity and overall cost reduction. It integrates instant visualisation tools with interactive or automated analysis, performant processing, and active reporting to accelerate the delivery of critical durability insights.
The new Simcenter Testlab sound quality solution includes a calibrated audio replay with interactive filtering, built-in guidance for occasional users, standard off-the-shelf procedures, and flexible combination of noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) and sound quality metrics. For example, in EVs, secondary sources such as the wind, the road, or electric motors in components, are no longer masked and become more apparent.
“The latest release of Simcenter Testlab, and the inclusion of this technology in the Simcenter portfolio, is a testament to the importance of testing solutions as a part of our end-to-end solution,” said Dr. Jan Leuridan, senior vice president of Simulation and Test Solutions, Siemens PLM Software. “These Simcenter testing solutions support innovative product development by helping manufacturers realise innovation by validating prototypes and their digital twins, and will integrate with the Simcenter portfolio seamlessly, while still retaining the strengths nested in their long-standing test capabilities.”