Computational Modelling Group

Jet noise

1st October 2009
17th December 2014
Research Team
Neil Sandham
Richard Sandberg

Noise from a jet visualised using contours of dilatation rate.

Aero-engine manufactures have so far been able to considerably reduce jet noise by increasing bypass ratios. Further progress on noise reduction now depends on a detailed understanding of the exact noise generation mechanisms. It is widely recognised that both large-scale structures and fine-scale turbulence contribute to the overall sound radiated from subsonic jets and that here is an additional noise source associated with the flow separation over the sharp corner that occurs in the region near the nozzle exit. However, previous simulations of jet noise have not been able to include all possible noise generation mechanisms. In the current project the recent increase in computing power will be exploited to perform DNS of fully turbulent high subsonic Mach number jets that include the nozzle using a computational domain large enough to directly compute part of the far-field sound. With such a direct simulation approach all possible noise generation mechanisms will be included.


Physical Systems and Engineering simulation: Acoustics, CFD

Algorithms and computational methods: FFT, Finite differences

Simulation software: HiPSTAR

Visualisation and data handling software: TecPlot, Xmgrace

Software Engineering Tools: CVS, SVN

Programming languages and libraries: Fortran, MPI

Computational platforms: HECToR, Iridis

Transdisciplinary tags: HPC, Scientific Computing