Noise Generated by an Airfoil Located in the Wake of a Circular Cylinder

  • Man Zhang
  • Abdelkader FrendiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design book series (NNFM, volume 130)


In this paper, a problem involving noise radiation from a bluff body is solved numerically using a hybrid RANS-LES method. In particular the problem of noise radiated by an airfoil leading edge located in the wake of a circular cylinder is addressed. Our results compare well to experimental measurements and other CFD computations. It is found that the hybrid RANS-LES method is able to resolve enough turbulent scales to compute the nearfield noise spectra and the directivity pattern. Our CFD results indicate that the coherent structures are responsible for the peak Strouhal number in the spectra.


Large Eddy Simulation RANS Model Federal Aviation Administration NACA0012 Airfoil Noise Radiation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MAE DepartmentUahuntsvilleHuntsvilleUSA

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