A high throughput simulator for loudspeaker array modeling and optimization has been developed. Array model simulates mechanical links between cabinets. The array's baffle surface is approximated by two second order equations. Splaying of array is performed by variation of curvature coefficients. Displacement of the entire array and reorientation is performed by moving and aiming single cabinet. The simulator automatically finds coordinates, splaying and aiming angles using direct sound coverage parameters as a target function. Interference pattern calculation is used in automatic optimization of delays for fringe pattern smoothing. The rigging simulation module calculates center of gravity location and mechanical loads.
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