SIDLAB suite is a combination of software and hardware solutions for the simulation and analysis of sound propagation and generation inside duct networks. SIDLAB unites simulations and verification measurements to offer complete characterization of the system. Sound propagation and generation modelling and analysis in duct networks, software and hardware solutions. All can be applied to exhaust systems, intake systems, Oil and Gas pipelines and HVAC ducts.

The software SIDLAB was developed in Sweden during the 1980s for linear acoustic modelling of flow duct networks. For 1D linear acoustic modelling of cascade linked duct networks, Ragnar Glav at KTH wrote the FORTRAN algorithm. In the 1990s, the code was enhanced to support wider networks and a graphical user interface using Visual Basic. A general framework with arbitrary element connections for acoustic two-port networks was developed in 1999 by Stefan Nygrd and Matsbom. In 2005, Tamer Elnady and bom worked together to develop SIDLAB 1, which was then converted to MATLAB. Models for diesel particulate filters and other novel element types created as part of the EC-project ARTEMIS are included in the programme. When SIDLAB 2 was released in 2008, it included two more measurement-related. The development team at Elnady Engineering has released SIDLAB 5 in 2022, which is jam-packed with new features.

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  • Automotive Exhaust & systems
  • After Treatment Devices
  • Power Generation
  • Engine-powered Machines
  • HVAC Systems
  • Chimneys
  • Gas & Steam Turbines
  • Oil & Gas Pipeline Networks

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