Acoustic radiation by vortex induced flexible wall vibration

Shiu Keung Tang, Chi Kin Randolph Leung, R. M C So, K. M. Lam

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Sound radiation due to unsteady interaction between an inviscid vortex (which models a turbulent eddy) and a finite length flexible boundary in a two-dimensional space is studied using potential theory and the matched asymptotic expansion technique. The Mach number of the vortex propagation is kept below 0.15. Results suggest that the monopole field created by the volumetric flow induced by the vibrating flexible boundary dominates the overall acoustic power radiation. The longitudinal dipole directly due to the transverse vortex acceleration is only important when the vortex is moving over the flexible boundary. The longitudinal dipole resulting from the boundary vibration gains slightly in importance in the strong vortex case, but the corresponding transverse dipole remains negligible for the cases considered in the present study. The two longitudinal dipoles give rise to biased radiation directivities on both sides of the flexible boundary.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2182-2189
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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