Acoustic liners and their induced drag

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In order to reduce the noise emitted by aircraft engines, the nacelle is coated with acoustic liners. An undesirable effect of these surfaces is that they increase the aerodynamic drag. In the present work, we characterize this type of surface roughness by performing Direct Numerical Simulations of fully resolved acoustic liner geometries. We find evidence of a fully rough regime, whose onset is determined by the value of the viscous-scaled Forchheimer coefficient. Moreover, the intensity of the wall-normal velocity fluctuations at the wall also scales with the viscous-scaled wall-normal permeability, leading to a relation between fluctuations and added drag.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event12th International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena, TSFP 2022 - Osaka, Virtual, Japan
Duration: 19 Jul 202222 Jul 2022


Conference12th International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena, TSFP 2022
CityOsaka, Virtual

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