Navier-Stokes Computations of Cavity Aeroacoustics with Suppression Devices

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Oktay Baysal, Guan-Wei Yen, Kamran Fouladi

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529

J. Vib. Acoust 116(1), 105-112 (Jan 01, 1994) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2930385 History: Received April 01, 1992; Online June 17, 2008


Effectiveness of two devices to suppress the cavity acoustics was computationally investigated. Two dimensional, computational simulations were performed for the transonic, turbulent flows past a cavity, which was first equipped with a rear face ramp and then with a spoiler. The Reynolds-averaged, unsteady, compressible, full Navier-Stokes equations were solved time accurately by a second-order accurate, implicit, upwind, finite-volume method. The effect of turbulence was included through the Baldwin-Lomax model with modifications for the multiple-wall effects and for the highly vortical flow with a shear layer. The results included instantaneous and time-averaged flow properties, and time-series analyses of the pressure inside the cavity, which compared favorably with the available experimental data. These results were also contrasted with the computed aeroacoustics of the same cavity (length-to-depth ratio of 4.5), but without a device, to demonstrate the suppression effectiveness.

Copyright © 1994 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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