Press Release

LMS-InterAC Partnership Completes the LMS Acoustic Simulation Solutions to Cover the Full Frequency Range

Recent distribution agreement brings best-in-class Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA) technology to the world’s leading acoustic simulation package

Leuven, Belgium, 16 June 2011 – LMS International and InterAC have signed a strategic partnership to distribute InterAC’s SEA+, SEAVirt and related SEA modules to complement the market-leading LMS Virtual.Lab™ Acoustics package. In the world of vibro-acoustic simulation, SEA is a technology that provides a reliable solution for high frequency problems as well as full system vibro-acoustic evaluation.

LMS Virtual.Lab Acoustics users will significantly benefit from several unique technologies, like Virtual SEA, implemented in SEAVirt, which automatically and uniquely converts a structural FE (finite element) model from LMS Virtual.Lab into a SEA model. This model can then be further processed in SEA+, making mid-frequency vibro-acoustic analysis a reality.

SEA+ provides low calculation times, high modeling efficiency coupled with high fidelity and is perfectly suited to address vibro-acoustic problems throughout the product development process. Especially on large-scale or on high-frequency projects such as vehicle interior noise, sound package design, aircraft cabin noise, satellite vibro-acoustics and many more, this is a tremendous value.

As acoustics takes more of a defining role in product development, vibro-acoustic engineers need better tools to assess concepts and early stage designs. Unlike other methods, SEA does not require geometrical details, but merely global system properties. This is why SEA is ideal early in the concept phase when design details, like CAD or a FEM mesh, are not available.

InterAC’s SEA+ is a top class product integrating the highest fidelity SEA technology. The many years of industrial experience of Dr Borello, founder and CEO of InterAC, in the field of SEA made the SEA+ product to what it is today: the most easy-to-use, highly refined and powerful SEA product on the market.

“This partnership combines more than 20 years of SEA experience from the InterAC side with LMS’s FEM, BEM and ray acoustics leadership. More importantly, it provides our customers with one single address for vibro-acoustic simulation,” said Stefaan Goossens, Vice-President Simulation, LMS International.

“Combining forces with the worldwide market leader in acoustic simulation is a perfect fit to our strategy. Backed by LMS International expertise and software, our common customers will be able to push the limits of how they deal with the entire acoustic range in their design process,” stated Dr Gerard Borello, founder and CEO of InterAC.

About LMS, A Siemens Business

LMS is a leading provider of test and mechatronic simulation software and engineering services in the automotive, aerospace and other advanced manufacturing industries. As a business segment within Siemens PLM Software, LMS provides a unique portfolio of products and services for manufacturing companies to manage the complexities of tomorrow’s product development by incorporating model-based mechatronic simulation and advanced testing in the product development process. LMS tunes into mission-critical engineering attributes, ranging from system dynamics, structural integrity and sound quality to durability, safety and power consumption. With multi-domain and mechatronic simulation solutions, LMS addresses the complex engineering challenges associated with intelligent system design and model-based systems engineering. Thanks to its technology and more than 1250 dedicated people, LMS has become the partner of choice of more than 5000 manufacturing companies worldwide. LMS operates in more than 30 key locations around the world.

About Siemens PLM Software

Siemens PLM Software, a business unit of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with seven million licensed seats and more than 71,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software works collaboratively with companies, delivering open solutions to help them make smarter decisions that result in better products. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit www.siemens.com/plm.

Note: LMS Virtual.Lab, LMS Imagine.Lab and SAMCEF are registered trademarks of LMS International or any of its affiliates. Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. All other trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks belong to their respective holders.

This press release was published by LMS International prior to Siemens PLM Software acquiring the company on January 3, 2013.

Primary Contact

Peter De Clerck
+32 16 384 200
peter.declerck@lmsintl.com

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