Jet noise predictions by time marching of single-snapshot tomographic PIV fields

Daniele Ragni*, Daniele Fiscaletti, Woutijn J. Baars

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Abstract: This work combines the latest advancements in time marching of 3D vector fields from tomographic particle image velocimetry, with an adapted version of Lighthill’s formulation, for the prediction of far-field jet noise. Three-dimensional velocity vector fields of the jet flow are first reconstructed from a tomographic volume of 4× 3× 9.5 Dj3, with Dj = 5 cm being the jet-exit diameter. (The jet-exit Mach number Mj ranges from 0.10 to 0.20.) The obtained vector fields are then used as input to a recently developed procedure for the time marching of the vorticity field, which relies upon the vortex-in-cell methodology. This yields time series of each three-dimensional velocity field, from which the far-field pressure is computed via Lilley’s acoustic analogy (through evaluation of the Lighthill’s stress tensor). It is shown that the estimate of the far-field noise spectrum compares well with the spectrum measured directly from a far-field microphone in the anechoic A-tunnel facility of TU Delft, in the Strouhal number range from approximately 1 to 12. Graphical Abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Original languageEnglish
Article number84
JournalExperiments in Fluids
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2022


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