Three dimensional CFD analysis of slat noise

Bassam Rakhshani, Antonio Filippone

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Three dimensional time accurate simulation based on the Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes equations have been carried out. The unsteady dynamics of the slat flowfield and in particular the slat cove region has been predicted. 3D simulations of the slat cove flow over a computational model of 0.3 x 1m (0/3 m span and 1 m chord length) have improved the accuracy of the unsteady nearfield solution comparing the 2D calculations. The unsteady vorticity structures in the slat cove have been captured and the acoustic power level has been computed. Also a full acoustic scan over the slat surfaces and inside the cove region was conducted by the use of source models such as Proudman's formula and boundary layer noise source model. Analysis of the 3D result demonstrates the importance of the reattachment region for its turbulent fluctuations that enforce the generation of slat noise (broadband). The computed acoustic characteristics (in terms of the frequency spectrum) at receivers located at fixed distance from the slat model in the computational domain resemble the previously computed acoustic spectra of two dimensional calculations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit - Reno, United States
Duration: 7 Jan 200810 Jan 2008


Conference46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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