Simulation of vortex sound using the viscous/acoustic splitting approach

Ting H. Zheng, Shiu Keung Tang, Wen Z. Shen

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A numerical viscous/acoustic splitting approach for the calculation of an acoustic field is applied to study the sound generation by a pair of spinning vortices and by the unsteady interaction between an inviscid vortex and a finite length flexible boundary. Based on the unsteady hydrodynamic information from the known incompressible flow field, the perturbed compressible acoustic terms are calculated and compared with analytical solutions. Results suggest that the present numerical approach produces results which are in good agreement with the analytical solutions. The present investigation verifies the applicability of the viscous/ acoustic approach to flow structure-acoustic interaction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-56
Number of pages18
JournalTransactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2011


  • Computational aeroacoustics
  • Viscous/acoustic approach
  • Vortex sound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering


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