Efficient computation of turbulent flow noise at low mach numbers via hybrid method

Jung Hee Seo, Young J. Moon

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A hybrid method is presented for efficient computation of turbulent flow noise at low Mach numbers. In this method, the turbulent flow field is computed by incompressible large eddy simulation (LES), while the acoustic field is computed with the linearized perturbed compressible equations (LPCE) derived in this study. Since LPCE is computed on the rather coarse acoustic grid with the flow variables and source term obtained by the incompressible LES, the computational efficiency of calculation is greatly enhanced. Furthermore, LPCE suppress the instability of perturbed vortical mode and therefore secure consistent and stable acoustic solutions. The proposed LES/LPCE hybrid method is applied to three low Mach number turbulent flow noise problems: i) circular cylinder, ii) isolated flat plate, and iii) interaction between cylinder wake and airfoil. The computed results are closely compared with the experimental measurements.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)814-821
Number of pages8
JournalTransactions of the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers, B
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Sept


  • Computational aeroacoustics
  • Hybrid method
  • Turbulent flow noise

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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