Simulator of Multilayer Acoustic Materials


NOVA software allows you to optimize the sound absorption and transmission loss of several material configurations in a very short time, thanks to 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.

2023: New Interface

NOVA Software is designed to solve various types of acoustic problems following a simple workflow indicated by the left menu bar.

An innovative drag & drop system has been developed to create and edit noise control treatments with an intuitive visual representation. User can create or modify a noise control treatment by dragging material from the database to create layers, or by dragging existing layers.


Main Advantages of NOVA

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

​Investigates 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.

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Use NOVA for Several Application Fields!


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

Building Acoustic

Insulation walls and doors
Floors and carpets
Single or double windows


Classify and optimize the acoustic performance of as many materials as you want!

Perfect For

Profit from a Perfect Integration of NOVA with Mecanum’s Measuring Instruments!

MATC | Acoustic Test Cabin

Mecanum MATC Acoustic Test Cabin - Diffuse-Field Sound Absorption and Transmission Loss - ASTM C423, ASTM E2249, ISO 354, ISO 15186-1 and SAE J2883_201504 - Open Cabin

PHI | Porosity and Density Meter

Mecanum PHI Porosity and Density Meter - Open porosity and true bulk density of open-cell porous materials - Pot and Equipment

QMA | Mechanical Analyzer

Mecanum QMA Quasi-static Mechanical Analyser - Measure the BIOT elastic properties of porous materials - Young's modulus, damping coefficient and Poisson's ratio - ISO 18437-5 - Equipment

SIGMA | Airflow Resistivity Meter

Mecanum SIGMA Resistivity Meter - Measurement of static airflow resistivity, resistance and permeability for open-cell porous materials used for noise control - ASTM C522-03 and ISO 9053 - Standard Equipment

TOR | Tortuosity Meter

2 Gas Tortuosity Meter - Tortuosity and Characteristic Lenghts for Pourous Materials - Noise Control - Equipment

TUBE | Impedance Tubes

Mecanum Impedance and Transmission Tube - 29 mm - ASTM E1050, ASTM E2611 and ISO 10534-2 - 2, 3 Mics Configuration

And Even More Functions!

Never Ending 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, wave number.
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.


Discover the Two Modules Included With NOVA!

Medium & High Frequency Module

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

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