A computational aero-acoustic (CAA) method is used to predict the tonal noise generated from a cavity of automobile door seals or gaps at low flow Mach numbers (M∞=0.077 and 0.147). In the present method, the acoustically perturbed Euler equations are solved with the acoustic source term obtained from the unsteady incompressible Navier-Stokes calculations of the cavity flow in self-sustained oscillations. The aerodynamic and acoustic fields are computed for the Reynolds numbers based on the displacement thickness, Reδ*=850 and 1620 and their fundamental mode characteristics are investigated. The present method is also verified with the experimentally measured sound pressure level (SPL) spectra.
- Cavity Tone
- Computational Aero-Acoustics (CAA)
- Feedback Mechanism
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Mechanical Engineering