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Di Francescantonio P.,Scientific and Technical Software | Hirsch C.,NUMECA International | Ferrante P.,NUMECA International | Isono K.,NUMECA Japan
SAE Technical Papers | Year: 2015

A new method called Adaptive Spectral Reconstruction (ASR) for the stochastic reconstruction of broadband aeroacoustic sources starting from steady CFD analyses is presented and applied to the evaluation of the noise radiated by a model automotive side mirror. The new approach exploits some ideas from both SNGR and RPM, and for some aspects can be considered as a sort of mixing between the two methods since it permits to reconstruct both the frequency content of the turbulent field (as done by SNGR) and the spatial cross correlation (as done by RPM). The turbulent field is reconstructed with a sum of convected plane waves, but two substantial differences are introduced in respect of SNGR. The first difference concerns the spatial variation of the parameters that define each wave, that depends on the wavelength of each wave, rather than being kept constant or related to the CFD correlation length. The second innovative aspect is the usage of a dedicated full hexa adaptive mesh that is refined in function of the expected local correlation length, ensuring that the mesh be enough refined to capture the relevant acoustic length scales. The method is here applied to the evaluation of a classical side mirror model test case, and results are presented in terms of comparisons with measurements for both in plane and out of plane microphones. Visualizations of reconstructed acoustic sources are also presented. Copyright © 2015 SAE International.

Ferrante P.,Numeca International | Di Francescantonio P.,Scientific and Technical Software | Hoffer P.-A.,Numeca International | Vilmin S.,Numeca International | Hirsch C.,Numeca International
Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo | Year: 2014

An innovative computational approach, integrating mesh generation, CFD simultaneous analysis of noise source and propagation, with acoustic radiation, is presented and applied to the simulation of the Advanced Noise Control Fan (ANCF) developed by NASA Glenn Research Center. The tonal noise source and the sound propagation in the nacelle duct and in the nacelle near field are simultaneously predicted, starting from the engine geometry and parameters, with a single CFD analysis based on an efficient Nonlinear Harmonic (NLH) method. The sound radiation to the far field is computed with the Green's function approach implemented in a BEM frequency domain solver of the convective Helmholtz equation. The present method provides to a gain of close to two orders of magnitude compared to standard approaches, based on full unsteady flow simulations, followed by a near-field FEM based approach and a BEM method for the far-field noise propagation. The final comparison between the numerical results and the measurements highlights the capability of the methodology to efficiently predict the unsteady flow field and the radiated sound field. Copyright © 2014 by ASME.

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