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Acoustic Radiation from a Vortex Approaching a Circular Cylinder with Surface Suction

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This paper concerns an unsteady two-dimensional inviscid flow about a circular cylinder, a flow containing, a concentrated line vortex which interacts with the body to generate sound. Using potential theory, we determine the force that would act on the cylinder if there was uniform surface suction that attracted the vortex towards the cylinder. We determine the far field sound generated by the unsteady vortex motion and show that the sound field is still dipole with its axis rotating at the angular speed of the vortex. Of course this is only a model of the processes that might occur at high Reynolds number, a model selected to be anlaytically traceable at low Mach number. The singular nature of the flow induces singular speeds and a singular rate of change as the vortex enters the cylinder; that aspect is hardly likely to simulate realizable aeroacoustic flows. It is the scarcity of exact model problems that gives this example its interest.
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Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: November 1, 1998

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  • Acta Acustica united with Acustica, published together with the European Acoustics Association (EAA), is an international, peer-reviewed journal on acoustics. It publishes original articles on all subjects in the field of acoustics, such as general linear acoustics, nonlinear acoustics, macrosonics, flow acoustics, atmospheric sound, underwater sound, ultrasonics, physical acoustics, structural acoustics, noise control, active control, environmental noise, building acoustics, room acoustics, acoustic materials, acoustic signal processing, computational and numerical acoustics, hearing, audiology and psychoacoustics, speech, musical acoustics, electroacoustics, auditory quality of systems. It reports on original scientific research in acoustics and on engineering applications. The journal considers scientific papers, technical and applied papers, book reviews, short communications, doctoral thesis abstracts, etc. In irregular intervals also special issues and review articles are published.
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