An investigation into flow behavior and acoustic mechanisms at the trailing edge of an airfoil

JACKSON, Beren R. and DAKKA, Sam (2016). An investigation into flow behavior and acoustic mechanisms at the trailing edge of an airfoil. Noise and Vibration Worldwide, 47 (7-8), 99-111.

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The aerodynamic and acoustic testing of a NACA0012 airfoil section was performed in an open wind tunnel, focusing on noise mechanisms at the trailing edge to identify and understand sources of noise production. The sound measurement profiles were captured by embedding microphones along the chord at various distances from the trailing edge and at different geometric angles of attack. The embedded microphones have successfully captured all noise sources due to aerodynamic flow over the NACA 0012 airfoil at the trailing edge, which included the following major peak frequencies 44 Hz, 93 Hz, 166 Hz and 332Hz. The fundamental frequency of the model tested was identified by peak frequency (166Hz). It appears that these frequencies do not deviate as the angle of attack is increased. The general trend is Strohal numbers decrease as the flow moves downstream which indicate the amount of resonance (i.e. periodic, non-random vortices) decreases further downstream, which is to be expected given the onset of turbulence. Two bands of frequencies were identified. The frequency spectra between 1 to 3kHz show a measure of far field noise energy while frequency spectra in the range 3 to 10kHz shows near field noise energy which is due to mechanisms associated with wake flow (separation).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Airfoil self-generated noise, trailing edge noise, far-field noise, near-field noise
Departments: Faculty of Science, Technology and Arts > Engineering and Mathematics
Identification Number: 10 1177/0957456516683004
Depositing User: Sam Dakka
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2017 14:52
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2018 15:27

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