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Aeroacoustic Modelling of Low-Speed Flows

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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, f 0, contains a slightly higher frequency, f 2, and a modulating lower frequency, f 1=f 2f 0. 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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Received 20 July 1998 and accepted 26 May 1999

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Shen, W., Sørensen, J. Aeroacoustic Modelling of Low-Speed Flows . Theoret. Comput. Fluid Dynamics 13, 271–289 (1999). https://doi.org/10.1007/s001620050118

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  • Incompressible Flow