New Release - FINE™/Acoustics version 8.1

    Piergiorgio Ferrante     News     01.10.2018

FINE™/Acoustics version 8.1 is now available.

This release comes with a documentation included in the software package, available in our customer area on


The new version focuses on the user-friendliness and robustness, in particular for turbomachinery applications.


New wizard to predict tonal and broadband noise for turbomachinery applications

The Turbomachinery wizard allows to automatically set up, run and post-process the aero-acoustic analysis of tonal and broadband noise for turbomachinery configurations (axial, radial or mixed-flow).

The main advantages for the users are:

Minimum user inputs

Fast, reliable and detailed acoustics results

Reduction of the design cycling cost



The new wizard allows to predict tonal and broadband noise from a FINE™/Turbo or FINE™/Open CFD solution.

Acoustic pressure field of an axial fan


Broadband noise level of a squirrel-cage type fan


Extensive validation campaign

Along with the new Turbomachinery Broadband and Tonal Noise Wizard, we have run a series of validation cases on academic and industrial configurations, among which:

  • Tandem cylinder
  • Airfoil with flap
  • NASA Advanced Noise Control Fan
  • Simple axial fan case from Concepts NREC database
  • Centrifugal vacuum cleaner compressor
  • IMAGE research project “aero-engine” axial fan
  • Blower for air conditioning systems
  • INSEAN E779A marine propeller
  • Mufflers


New Python commands

Additional functions have been added to the Python API to extend the scripting and automatization of your workflows.


Get ready to upgrade

Before you upgrade, check out the Release Notes for important changes in this release.

See also

NUMECA customer area:
NUMECA online documentation:

Contact us for more information :


Best regards,

Yannick BAUX
Turbomachinery Products & Applications Manager
NUMECA International S.A. - Turbomachinery Group
Ch. de la Hulpe 189 Terhulpse Steenweg - 1170 Brussels - Belgium
Support line: +32 2-642.28.19
Direct: +32 2-643.35.75

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Piergiorgio FERRANTE earned a master’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering at the Polytechnic of Milan. He worked for more than a decade in design, simulation and testing of low noise technologies for turbofan aero-engine nacelles, within an industrial company active in aeronautics. He is currently Application Engineer in the Acoustic Group at NUMECA International (Brussels)