SoundPLAN - essential
SoundPLAN-essential is a compact version of SoundPLAN.

SoundPLAN-essential is a single document application including all the basic information for noise control modeling and planning. It calculates noise from roads, railways or industrial noise sources. The computation can include one or multiple noise sources. The software provides a system noise emission library for defining 1/3 octave and 1/1 band spectral information. The user can create a project noise emission library and a customized over time a global library. The user can customize which noise source combination are computed and presented. The calculations are completed for a single or multiple noise type at the same time. User selects which calculation guidelines and assessment methods are selected for the project.

Navcon Engineering Network is the North American Distributor of SoundPLAN essential and provide technical hotline, software training and sales support.

Trial Software and Brochure

Demo / Trial Software Download (124 MB) (To install the software as a full trial version please contact Navcon for a trial license - forschner (at) navcon.com )

Standards

The SoundPLAN essential v4.0 software incorporates 25+ noise modeling standards.  For the North American market SoundPLAN essential v4 provides a set of model solutions / standards for outdoor noise modeling that include:  
1.    ISO 9613-2      general environmental noise model (point, line area sources)
2.    TNM v2.5 (c)    Traffic Noise Model for road noise models
3.    FRA / FTA       guidance manual for rail noise modeling


SoundPLAN-essential calculates any amount of data, so it can process any job. Data is imported from GIS and CAD, or digitized on top of bitmaps. It includes all the basic tools and editing functions. The results from receptor compuation and contour calculation are documented in result tables and colored graphics. The emission level calculations and results of the noise propagation are presented in tabular form in predefined tables.

Grid noise maps are used for color contour maps for day and night or the Lden time slots, depending on the standard. The grid noise maps and noise contour maps show the dB values using color bands or the dB value itself. SoundPLAN-essential predicts the noise levels for single receivers and develops noise contour maps based upon grid noise calculations. A “single receiver” calculation shows the noise levels, assesses the correct time slots and applies the level additions for the noise descriptor required in the country for all receivers and floors. The level chart shows the magnitude of the noise received.


SoundPLAN-essential predicts the noise levels for single receivers and develops noise contour maps based upon grid noise calculations. A “single receiver” calculation shows the noise levels, assesses the correct time slots and applies the level additions for the noise descriptor required in the country for all receivers and floors. The level chart shows the magnitude of the noise received.
Graphic shows:

  • Bitmap background
  • Buildings Road Input (Freeway & Access Roads)
  • Elevation Lines
  • Receiver Locations
  • Ldn, Leq,day, Leq,night Noise Contours without Contour Lines (user defined) Project
  • Description On-site pictures

SoundPLAN Essential provides Noise Models for:

  • Road, Railroads, Parking lots
  • General Environmental Noise / Industrial Plants i.e., input of point, line and area sources
  • 1/1 and 1/3 Octave Band Noise Source specification (1 Hz to 20 kHz)

SoundPLAN Essential Modeling Objects include:

  • Elevation lines and Spot Elevations - Simulates the noise on top of continuously triangulated Digital Ground Model (DGM)
  • Noise Protection Walls and Earth Berms (e.g. obstacles)
  • Buildings (e.g., reflective surface and obstacle)
  • Mitigation Areas (i.e., Forest or Housing)
  • Ground Definition (i.e., how absorptive / reflective is the ground)

Features Include:

  • Model any size project
  • DXF and GIS Shape File import, or digitize from bitmaps (i.e., aerial or drawings)
  • Easy presentation of scenario with or without a noise protection barrier
  • Calculations consider the Digital Ground Model
  • Local noise standards provided (i.e., TNM v2.5, ISO 9613, FTA/FRA)
  • Easy to use graphical data interface
  • Striking grid noise and contour maps

Result Tables and Graphics:

The emission level calculations and the results of the noise propagation are presented in tabular form in predefined tables. Additional text can be added for map descriptions and you can customize the layout for each object.

  • Tabular documentation of source properties
  • Documentation of source contribution levels
  • Level tables show the noise level for all floors and time slices
  • Limit contour lines option

SoundPLAN essential Demo Version: Please download the file to your hard disk (i.e., c:\temp). To install the software unzip the file (InstallSPES3.0.zip) and start the installation by click on the "InstallSPES3.0.exe". SoundPLAN Essential V2 Download (~ 72 Mb)

Note: The demo version will install 3 example projects on your system. You will be able to review the projects and play with the data and results. The demo version does not save any changes.