Aeroacustics computation based on harmonic balance solution

Aeroacustics computation based on harmonic balance solution

Luca Abergo, Alberto Guardone

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Abstract. This paper presents a new open-source framework to compute the noise emitted by aerodynamic bodies whose motion is dominated by a specific frequency. This flow behavior is typical of propellers, pitching blades and wind turbines. The reduced order model called harmonic balance is used to compute the unsteady flow solution reducing the computational cost. K frequencies are solved by obtaining the conservative variables at N-time instances inside one period, where N = 2k+1. The time history of the surface flow solution is reconstructed with a Fourier integration. The Kirchhoff Ffowcs Williams Hawkings integral formulation, implemented in SU2, is used to compute the sound pressure level perceived by farfield observers. The integral formulation propagates the acoustic solution with a computational cost independent of observer distance. The noise emittance of a pitching wing is computed with the proposed framework and compared with a fully time accurate solution showing a very good agreement.

Aeroacoustics, Harmonic Balance, ROM, FWH

Published online 11/1/2023, 7 pages
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Published under license by Materials Research Forum LLC., Millersville PA, USA

Citation: Luca Abergo, Alberto Guardone, Aeroacustics computation based on harmonic balance solution, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 37, pp 10-16, 2023


The article was published as article 3 of the book Aeronautics and Astronautics

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