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What are the 10 biggest challenges in the virtual development of outstanding sound in vehicles?
June 28, 2017: The path to optimum sound is tricky. The 10 biggest challenges that acoustic engineers are facing in the virtual development of outstanding sound in the vehicle and how they master these challenges are presented in our infographics.
Webinar recording: Simulation of a vehicle cabin for the virtual development of sound systems
May 3, 2017: Thanks to multidisciplinary simulation, the acoustics of the sound system of a vehicle cabin can be analyzed virtually in the concept phase. In a common webinar with COMSOL Dr. Svobodnik demonstrates how the 3D sound field in the interior is determined by physical / mathematical parameters in the simulation model. It shows how important factors that influence the sound are taken into account in the simulation. Please note that the webinar was held in German.
Music in your ears – How does auralization protect against incorrect expectations on sound quality?
March 27, 2017: Music touches us. Music calms down our mind, makes us happy or frightened.
There is no universal “goose bumps effect”, which works equally well. In order to create a natural listening experience, simulation and auralization are being used in room acoustics.
MVOID has developed an acoustic VR-like development environment for listening to audio systems that are based purely on computer-generated models, thus opening the possibility of evaluating sound systems by means of subjective listening tests on virtual products.
The virtual development of vehicle sound systems achieve the next level of development
December 16, 2016: What make vehicles to a Stradivari made of steel, aluminum, plastic and magnesium? MVOID discloses the secrets of sound quality by means of Virtual Reality methods. MVOID’s virtual tuning and auralization enables the analysis and optimization of the interactions among each loudspeaker on system level and make the sound system audible.
Change of company name: From Konzept-X to MVOID
November 22, 2016:
By now, Konzept-X has been in business for five years. Konzept-X was founded in 2011. In recent years we have refined our portfolio continuously. The center of our business builds virtual acoustics and sound design based on our self-developed MVOID methodology. The change of our company name is the logical consequence of bringing the name in line with our product portfolio.
How do we use Audio in vehicles 10 years from now? Trends and developments in Automotive Audio
July 20, 2016:
On the occasion of the 140. International AES Convention representatives of the premium automobile manufacturers and representatives of renowned Automotive Audio suppliers discussed Automotive Audio challenges, trends and developments and debated possible impacts on the complete industry.
How acoustic experts reproduce outstanding sound in the vehicle?
March 14, 2016:
A noise-optimized driving atmosphere and melodious music can greatly contribute to make driving by car much more pleasant. In order to achieve an outstanding sound experience developers and engineers are facing immense hurdles.
How advanced CAE-based simulation predict the structural dynamics of loudspeaker’s vibration system
December 18, 2015:
A key technology for higher engineering efficiency and innovation in the development of loudspeakers and loudspeaker systems is computer-aided engineering (CAE). Discover more on how advanced CAE methods can predict the structural dynamics of a loudspeaker’s vibration system efficiently.
How does virtual acoustic tuning develop optimal sound?
September 23, 2015:
through careful acoustic tuning. The authentic experience that meets the highest quality standards can only be achieved by adjusting the sound to the individual vehicle type and sound system on hand. How is that possible?
Next Generation Software
June 29, 2015:
How does it work to integrate simulations of complex products successfully – where components from different physical areas and thus diverse engineering disciplines are coupled to each other? If conventional simulation products reach a point at which no more improvement can be achieved? If electromagnetism, mechanics, acoustics – thermal effects, path-dependent dynamic effects and nonlinearities have to be considered?
5 Tier levels of MVOID® methodology for a complete virtual product development environment
March 27, 2015:
The concept and design of the components as well as the evaluation of the systems with modern simulation methods in the early phase of product development are becoming increasingly important. MVOID® creates a complete virtual product development environment by multidisciplinary simulation which allows you to listen to the virtual audio system already on the computer.
Intelligent application of multiphysical software makes the difference
December 19, 2014:
How is it possible to integrate multiphysics software and simulation processes into the product development cycle at the best? At this point we can already note: It is not the standard software package that delivers the best solutions. Only the intelligent application of various software packages achieves excellent results.
Striving for the optimal Sound Experience – 3 Years Konzept-X (MVOID)
October 7, 2014:
By now, Konzept-X (MVOID) has been in business for almost three years. The official birthday is on November 4th, 2011. This is an opportunity for us to stop for a moment and, to reflect on where we stand, to check whether we have achieved our objectives and, to look into the future with new ambitious goals, ideas and innovations.
Multiphysical Simulation Methods for Loudspeakers – A (Never)Ending Story?
July 3, 2014:
At first glance an electrodynamic loudspeaker seems to be a fairly simple assembly – a simple (sub)system compared to typical applications of modern CAE methods. So where is the challenge? It’s in the detail! Besides strongly coupled different physical domains, such as electromagnetism, mechanics, acoustics, thermal transfer and fluid dynamics, we also have to deal with path dependent dynamic effects and nonlinearities (including instabilities) in each domain. In addition to that, materials with totally different behavior and thus totally different material models as well as different joining techniques for each component are being used.
April 14, 2014:
Today's CAE software packages have attained a high degree of functionality and a high degree of maturity. Product development is hardly conceivable without numerical simulations. This raises the question of pioneering trends in the field of virtual product development.