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Acoustic and hydrodynamic analysis of the flow around an aerofoil with trailing-edge serrations

Acoustic and hydrodynamic analysis of the flow around an aerofoil with trailing-edge serrations
Acoustic and hydrodynamic analysis of the flow around an aerofoil with trailing-edge serrations
Direct numerical simulations of the flow around a NACA-0012 aerofoil are conducted, employing an immersed boundary method to represent flat-plate trailing-edge extensions both with and without serrations. Properties of the turbulent boundary layer convecting over the trailing edge are similar for both cases. For cases with serrations, the trailing-edge noise produced by the flow over the aerofoil is observed to decrease in amplitude, and the frequency interval over which the noise reduction occurs differs depending on the serration length. The directivity and spanwise coherence of the trailing-edge noise appears largely unaffected by the serrations. The hydrodynamic behaviour in the vicinity of the trailing-edge extensions is investigated. The streamwise discontinuity imparted upon the turbulent flow by the straight trailing edge can clearly be observed in statistical quantities, whereas for the serrated case no spanwise homogeneous discontinuities are observed. The trailing-edge serrations appear to break up the larger turbulent structures convecting into the wake, and to promote the development of horseshoe vortices originating at the serrations themselves.
aeroacoustics, noise control, turbulent boundary layers
0022-1120
295-322
Jones, L.E.
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Sandberg, R.D.
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Jones, L.E.
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Sandberg, R.D.
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Jones, L.E. and Sandberg, R.D. (2012) Acoustic and hydrodynamic analysis of the flow around an aerofoil with trailing-edge serrations. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 706, 295-322. (doi:10.1017/jfm.2012.254).

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Direct numerical simulations of the flow around a NACA-0012 aerofoil are conducted, employing an immersed boundary method to represent flat-plate trailing-edge extensions both with and without serrations. Properties of the turbulent boundary layer convecting over the trailing edge are similar for both cases. For cases with serrations, the trailing-edge noise produced by the flow over the aerofoil is observed to decrease in amplitude, and the frequency interval over which the noise reduction occurs differs depending on the serration length. The directivity and spanwise coherence of the trailing-edge noise appears largely unaffected by the serrations. The hydrodynamic behaviour in the vicinity of the trailing-edge extensions is investigated. The streamwise discontinuity imparted upon the turbulent flow by the straight trailing edge can clearly be observed in statistical quantities, whereas for the serrated case no spanwise homogeneous discontinuities are observed. The trailing-edge serrations appear to break up the larger turbulent structures convecting into the wake, and to promote the development of horseshoe vortices originating at the serrations themselves.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 6 July 2012
Published date: September 2012
Keywords: aeroacoustics, noise control, turbulent boundary layers
Organisations: Faculty of Engineering and the Environment

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Local EPrints ID: 300800
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/300800
ISSN: 0022-1120
PURE UUID: 857a1466-76bc-43d6-b85a-1e871f21f560
ORCID for R.D. Sandberg: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5199-3944

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Date deposited: 29 Feb 2012 12:30
Last modified: 16 Dec 2019 20:39

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