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Top 5 things to know when developing a sound and vibration lab

Sound and vibration are becoming increasingly important factors in product design and marketing, not only to meet consumer expectations in an ever more competitive world but also to meet increasingly stringent market regulations.
Simcenter is your tool for creating the necessary infrastructure for high-performing product development that will meet the needs of today's and tomorrow's consumers and market authorities. Here’s five steps we've outlined in this white paper:

1. Data acquisition hardware
2. Sound and vibration software
3. Data security and visualization
4. Raising the team skillset
5. Integrate and simulate

Challenges in sound and vibration testing

For many manufacturers, evaluating sound and vibration emanating from their product has been an afterthought that determines if their product will pass a certain standard set by a governmental authority. This approach has the opportunity to slow down the development of the product, as testing usually occurs after the prototype has been manufactured. Future-focused companies will realize that simulation ahead of prototyping will save time and money.

Once the decision to move towards simulation for sound and vibration, there are a host of solutions and methodologies to choose from. Siemens has narrowed the path to success by providing software and hardware that can enable teams to rapidly adopt new approaches to sound and vibration testing. At the heart of our work is our digital twin.

Benefits of a digital twin solution

Once you have laid the foundations for data-driven development, it is possible to look toward the next step: A future in which you can plug the data you derive from testing directly into simulation to achieve a better and more realistic product prediction. In this way, you are able to work toward building a comprehensive digital twin for each of your products.

This breaks down the conventional development silos and creates a working environment in which tests and simulations are merged. Here the development teams gain virtual product assembly capability. This enables teams to make improvement decisions earlier in the product development process when changes are easier and less costly to implement.