Numerical simulation of sound generation in a mixing layer by the finite difference lattice Boltzmann method

Masayuki Hiraishi, Michihisa Tsutahara, Chi Kin Randolph Leung

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We simulated aerodynamic sound in a two-dimensional mixing layer using the finite difference lattice Boltzmann method (FDLBM). We introduced a finite difference scheme, called the dispersion relation preserving (DRP) scheme, into the FDLBM to carry out an accurate simulation of aerodynamic problems. The scheme is designed such that the dispersion relation of the finite difference scheme is the same as that of the original partial differential equations and is useful for acoustic simulations. A turbulent flow field was simulated by large-eddy simulation (LES), using the Smagorinsky model, and the results were compared with those from a direct simulation based on the Navier-Stokes equations to confirm the usefulness of this method. The combination of the FDLBM and the DRP scheme was shown to be very effective for direct simulations of aerodynamic sound.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2403-2410
Number of pages8
JournalComputers and Mathematics with Applications
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2010


  • Computational aeroacoustics
  • Dispersion relation preserving scheme
  • Finite difference method
  • Lattice Boltzmann method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Computational Mathematics

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