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We have developed this platform for you, our customers, based on discussions we had at conferences, business meetings, consulting projects or while having a coffee.

This is our launch version. Over time, dBPorous will evolve based on your usage and your continuous feedback.

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manufacturers and laboratories

We appreciate the trust and generosity of our early adoptors. They have shaped the way dBPorous evolved. We look forward to counting you among our esteemed subscribers and contribute to democratizing NVH material simulation.

dBPorous in a nutshell

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Materials tested by Best-in-class laboratories only

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From 30% to 70% “OFF” market price

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Eliminate weeks of wait for test results

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Combine any material data in MydB & On-Premise

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3 Easy Steps to Follow

Process Subscribe

Acquire dBPorous tokens by purchasing one of our subscription plan and get up to 70% off testing market prices.

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Use tokens to buy material lab reports (CAE property cards) and store them in your own dBPorous private database called "MydB".

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Download your material lab reports and CAE material property cards from MydB into your company numerical models.

How do you want to use dBPorous?

On the web? On your internal company servers (On-Premise)? Or a mix of the two?

dBPorous offers not only the possibility to buy high quality and low cost material properties of NHV products but it also offers a framework where you can store/view/compare/edit your purchases.
Furthermore, you can include your own material properties accumulated over the years into dBPorous and make them available to your NHV simulation teams around the world.

On the Web

Process Subscribe

dBPorous on the Web follows a 3-step process: Subscribe-Shop-Download. 1) Get tokens from a subscription plan, 2) Use these tokens to buy material properties of available materials in database and store in MydB, 3) download the properties from MydB in the form of a lab report and your favorite CAE software material card. Your data is ready to be used into NVH numerical models.

Furthermore, you can import your own company material properties into your secure company section in dBPorous on the Web and make these properties available to your NHV simulation teams around the world.

On-Premise and Web

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dBPorous On-Premise and Web follows a similar process as the web version, however your company data is more secure since the MydB section is directly located onto your internal company servers. This option therefore offers added data security and the ability to purchase material properties from dBPorous On the Web and importing these into your internal company server.

Furthermore, you can import your own company material properties into dBPorous On-Premise and share with your NHV simulation teams around the world through your company network.


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dBPorous On-Premise offers the maximum security dBPorous can offer. The MydB section is installed on your internal company servers and normally do not allow your employees the ability to import data from dBPorous on the Web. However, if needed, your dBPorous On-Premise admin can import data from dBPorous on the Web as an ad-hoc solution.

Furthermore, you can import your own company material properties into dBPorous On-Premise and share all data with your NHV simulation teams around the world through your company network.


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Grow your material database over time with our annual subscription plans (Intro, Basic, Advanced or Expert)

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Recognized Labs only

Material characterization from independant laboratories with best worldwide reputation

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Shared Reports Cost

Share cost of Biot Parameters testing to lower acquisition cost and/or get more reports for a given budget

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View your purchases in MydB

View and compare properties in your own MydB area. You can also upload your own data to share database with your team

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New Reports Each Year

Choose from a wide variety of Foam, Fiber and Damping layer materials with a yearly subscription

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Expert technical knowledge forum

Access technical content through articles, tech. briefs and interviews with experts to better model porous media in your simulations

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Add your products to dBPorous and increase your brand awareness for the worldwide acoustic simulation community

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Join dBPorous and get a web page with description of your company, contact info and link to your company's website

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Your company logo will appear on the products card, on your web page, on manufacturer's list and in the 'compare' page

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Share your expertise, get recognized as an expert in the field of porous material simulation and testing by posting on our forum

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Learn how many users clicked on your logo, your products cards, your products page and your manufacturer pages

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Lab Report contents

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TYPE 1: Acoustic properties
  • Density
  • Surface absorption (normal incidence measured)
  • Biot parameters
    • Flow resistivity
    • Porosity
    • Tortuosity
    • Viscous characteristic length
    • Thermal characteristic length
    • Static thermal permeability
TYPE 2: Elastic properties
  • Young’s Modulus
  • Poisson’s ratio
  • Damping Loss Factor
TYPE 3: Visco-elastic properties
  • Density
  • Poisson’s ratio
  • Young's or Shear Modulus (freq/temp dependent)
  • Damping Loss Factor (freq/temp dependent)
TYPE 4: Metamaterials properties
  • Density
  • Transmission loss
  • Surface absorption


  • All results in PDF, MS Excel and other popular CAE material card format such as:
    • NASTRAN, ACTRAN, VPS, COMSOL, VA One, wavesix, SEA+, Nova, AlphaCell, Main3A…
  • All results following widely accepted ASTM/ISO standards and /or best industry practices
  • Results with standard deviation