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April 10, 2012 08:00 ET

Frazer-Nash Consultancy Selects Actran to Simulate Flow Generated Noise and Flow Induced Vibration

Actran Helps Position Engineering Services Company as a Leader in Acoustics Simulation Services

SANTA ANA, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 10, 2012) - MSC Software Corporation, the leader in multidiscipline simulation solutions that accelerate product innovation, today announced that Frazer-Nash Consultancy, a world class engineering technology organization, has selected MSC Software's Actran/Vibroacoustics and Actran/Aeroacoustics to simulate challenging problems involving flow generated noise and flow induced vibration. The Actran software significantly enhances their expertise in solving acoustics problems for customers in several industries.

Frazer-Nash Consultancy is one of the UK´s largest providers of engineering technology, delivering expertise and services solutions including systems engineering and design, safety, environmental, and risk mitigation, as well as engineering analysis and simulation. Their ability to perform acoustics simulations with MSC Software's Actran has expanded their services capabilities and helps solve more of their customers' challenging engineering problems.

"Actran was selected due to its ability to efficiently couple unsteady Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and vibro-acoustic analysis including the influence of heavy fluid loading," said Chris Carter, consultant at Frazer-Nash. "We deploy Actran for a wide range of pipeline and process equipment modeling, and use it to help design and simulate noise and vibration control measures in a virtual environment."

"We have verified the ability of Actran to solve vibro-acoustic problems with a wide variety of physics, and continue to advance our capability thanks to Actran´s efficient solver capabilities which allow us to analyze larger and more sophisticated models. This has given us a competitive advantage and stronger relationships with our customers," Carter adds.

"We are delighted to support Frazer Nash Consultancy's acoustics simulation projects," said Stéphane Caro, business manager of Free Field Technologies. "We recognize that they are taking advantage of advanced features in the Actran software and solving critical problems for their customers. With the help of our technical support team, Frazer Nash Consultancy is able to address a large range of sophisticated engineering problems."

About Frazer-Nash Consultancy
Frazer-Nash Consultancy is a world class systems and engineering technology organization, with an engineering pedigree reaching back into the early part of the 20th century. Frazer-Nash is one of the UK's largest providers of systems and engineering technology, with nearly 440 permanent employees at seven UK sites. The company provides independent, impartial advice to their customers in the defense, nuclear, power & energy, civil aerospace, rail, marine, petrochemical and industrial sectors. For more information, visit

About Free Field Technologies, an MSC Software Company
Founded in 1998, and headquartered in Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium, Free Field Technologies, an MSC Software company, develops and supports Actran, a powerful software suite for acoustic, vibro-acoustic and aero-acoustic modeling. Actran contains a wide set of acoustic features making it the solution of choice for customers as diverse as top car manufacturers and their suppliers, the largest civil and military aircraft and aircraft engine manufacturers, leading producers of loudspeakers and other audio devices, consultants, universities and research centers. FFT maintains offices in Toulouse, Tokyo, and Detroit. For more information, visit

About MSC Software
MSC Software is one of the ten original software companies and the worldwide leader in multidiscipline simulation. As a trusted partner, MSC Software helps companies improve quality, save time and reduce costs associated with design and test of manufactured products. Academic institutions, researchers, and students employ MSC technology to expand individual knowledge as well as expand the horizon of simulation. MSC Software employs 1,000 professionals in 20 countries. For additional information about MSC Software's products and services, please visit:

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