Description / Features

Based on an intuitive interface, AlphaCell features a database of materials, a project management for simulations, a customizable PDF report generation of the simulations, a data export/import for FFT/Actran and MSCSoftware/Nastran formats.

State-of-the-art models are available to describe the behavior of the following materials : solid materials, equivalent plate models, visco-elastic materials (with a time-temperature superposition - TTS - model) , poro-elastic materials (incl. a pore size distribution model), perforated plates and fabrics, heterogeneous materials (incl. materials with inclusions).

AlphaCell also includes a rolling noise model and a thermal module.

Read all AlphaCell features on our PDF brochure.

Testimonials

NVH principal engineer in truck industry :

"AlphaCell is easily available through the APA (Altair Partner Alliance). I appreciate the simplicity of TMM as it enables a quick assessment of the sound packages. Initially, we intend to use it only for evaluating the sound absorption and sound insulation of lay-up concepts. Due to the success of the methodology, we recently extend it to component concept (assembly of several lay-up's). We use a lot the model for compressing the porous materials. We are currently using the model for turbulent boundary layer or for rainfall excitation in association with the patch assembly module to refine our analyses. AlphaCell helps us reducing the lead time to assess innovative solutions. As a result, we are in a stronger position at the tooling launch. We decrease the number of tests for complete parts, which are expensive and time consuming. I also would like to acknowledge the very high quality support. It is a fast, receptive and efficient development team."

Quick start

We have also written a 2-page quick-start for people in a hurry. Download the PDF version of this guide.

Short video tutorials


A Transmission Loss example


Example use of the studs in transmission loss


Example use of the "composite" tool


AlphaCell database management explained


How to use the "auralization" tool


How to use the "compressed fibrous" model

Validation booklet

To check the robustness of our software, we have compared the results obtained with AlphaCell to various experimental, theoretical or numerical results found in the scientific literature. These comparisons are available in a PDF booklet

Altair Partner Alliance

AlphaCell is also available through the Altair Partner Alliance