Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics

, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 271–289

Aeroacoustic Modelling of Low-Speed Flows

  • W.Z. Shen
  • J.N. Sørensen

DOI: 10.1007/s001620050118

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Shen, W. & Sørensen, J. Theoret. Comput. Fluid Dynamics (1999) 13: 271. doi:10.1007/s001620050118

Abstract:

A new numerical algorithm for acoustic noise generation is developed. The approach involves two steps comprising an incompressible flow part and an inviscid acoustic part. The acoustic part can be started at any time of the incompressible computation. The formulation can be applied both for isentropic flows and non-isentropic flows. The model is validated for the cases of an isentropic pulsating sphere and non-isentropic flows past a circular cylinder. In the latter case the computations show that the generated acoustic field in addition to the dominant Strouhal frequency, f0, contains a slightly higher frequency, f2, and a modulating lower frequency, f1=f2f0. Numerical experiments with different interpolation schemes, boundary conditions, etc., show that the appearance of these modes is not an artifact from the numerical discretization.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • W.Z. Shen
    • 1
  • J.N. Sørensen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Energy Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, 2800 Lyngby, Denmark {shen,jns}@et.dtu.dkDK