Journal article

Compressible-Flow DNS with Application to Airfoil Noise

RD Sandberg

Flow, Turbulence and Combustion | Springer Verlag | Published : 2015


Airfoil self-noise is the noise produced by the interaction between an airfoil with its own boundary layers and wake. Self-noise is of concern as it is an important contributor to the overall noise in many applications, e.g. wind turbines, cooling fan blades, or air frames, to name a few. The continued growth of available computing power has made direct numerical simulations (DNS) of compressible flows with application to airfoil noise possible. Challenges associated with such simulations and numerical details of a DNS code that is able to exploit modern high-performance computing systems are presented. Results obtained from DNS of flow over NACA-0012 airfoils at moderate Reynolds number are..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by EPSRC

Awarded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

The author is grateful for the contributions of Professor N.D. Sandham and Dr L.E. Jones and for computing time provided through the UK Turbulence Consortium under EPSRC grant EP/G069581/1.