Simulation of vortex sound using the viscous/acoustic splitting approach

Ting H. Zheng, Shiu K. Tang, Wen Zhong Shen

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    A numerical viscous/acoustic splitting approach for the calculation of an acoustic field is applied to study the sound generation by a pair of spinning vortices and by the unsteady interaction between an inviscid vortex and a finite length flexible boundary. Based on the unsteady hydrodynamic information from the known incompressible flow field, the perturbed compressible acoustic terms are calculated and compared with analytical solutions. Results suggest that the present numerical approach produces results which are in good agreement with the analytical solutions. The present investigation verifies the applicability of the viscous/ acoustic approach to flow structure-acoustic interaction.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalTransactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)39-56
    Publication statusPublished - 2011


    • Vortex sound
    • Computational aeroacoustics
    • Viscous/acoustic approach


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