Frontiers in Aeroacoustics

Edited by: Ganesh Raman and K. Srinivasan

Publication date: 2 March 2015 ·ISBN 978-1-907132-44-5 · viii + 510pp · £75/$125


Frontiers in Aeroacoustics includes recent developments that are both fundamental and applied. Aeroacoustics is a growing specialization that has received fresh emphasis due to advances in air, ground and space transportation. We need significant advances in aeroacoustics to reduce community and cabin noise from subsonic aircraft and to prepare for the possible large-scale entry of supersonic aircraft into civil aviation. We also need new research and effective communication about results to meet higher noise-certification levels and to pre-empt further regulatory burdens.

In recent years, public awareness and perception of transportation noise has changed significantly. There is lower tolerance about noisy situations because of factors such as hearing loss, annoyance, sleep deprivation, and structural fatigue. Government and private parties are exerting pressure to make noise regulations progressively more stringent. Equipment manufacturers are striving to increase performance while lowering noise not only for transportation but for all kinds of consumer products.

The use of advanced measurement techniques has proliferated. This includes phased arrays used with advanced beamforming algorithms, higher order spectral analysis and time frequency localization methods.

All of the advamces mentioned above have created the need to compile state-of-the art knowledge into a single concise volume. The range of topics covered in this book includes advances in experimental aeroacoustics, instabilities and shocks in single and multiple jets, jet noise measurements, noise reduction using chevrons, generalized acoustic analogy, vortex sound, multidimensional generalized functions and Green’s functions in aeroacoustics. Other topics include sound in piping systems and aspects of combustion noise.

The perspectives in this book are those of internationally recognized experts in the field. The book will provide a student, scientist or practicing engineer a concise overview of aeroacoustics developments and a good starting point for further research.


About the Editors

Dr. Raman has over 25 years of experience working with industry, academia and the U.S. government. He is Deputy Vice-Provost for Research at the Illinois Institute of Technology and Professor of Mechanical, Materials and Aerospace Engineering. He conducted contract research at a NASA for 14 years and has been a consultant for both small and large businesses.. His research in the areas of acoustics and flow control is renowned. He has published over 100 articles and chapters in conference proceedings and leading scientific journals such as the Journal of Fluid Mechanics and the Physics of Fluids. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Royal Aeronautical Society (UK) and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). He has also served as the chair of the ASME Fluid Mechanics Technical Committee and the AIAA Aeroacoustics Technical Committee. He was awarded the ASME Lewis F. Moody best-paper award in 2002. In addition he won a Boeing invention awards (2001) and received a U.S. Patent and a NASA Certificate of recognition for a creative innovation. For over 12 years, he has served as editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Aeroacoustics. Dr. Raman obtained a Bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University, USA.

Dr. K. Srinivasan is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He received his Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) in Mechanical Engineering from Madurai Kamaraj University, and his Masters and Doctoral degrees in Aerospace Engineering from IIT Kanpur. He has held tenured/visiting faculty positions at IIT Guwahati and Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. His current areas of interest include resonant acoustics, jet aeroacoustics, and active & passive flow control. He has authored more than 50 journal publications. Dr. Srinivasan is a Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India), Fellow of Aeronautical Society of India, Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Life Member of various professional societies: American Society of Mechanical Engineers, American Physical Society, Combustion Institute (India), Indian Society for Technical Education, National Society of Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Power, Acoustical Society of India, and Indian Society for Heat and Mass Transfer. He is a member of the editorial board of IJA and has edited special issues focusing on "Reviews in aeroacoustics."


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Advances in experimental aeroacoustics
Ganesh Raman1, Rakesh Chandran Ramachandran1, K.
Srinivasan2 and Robert Dougherty3

1Illinois Institute of Technology, USA; 2Indian Institute of Technology
Madras, India; 3OptiNav Inc., USA

Recent developments in the application of the Generalized Acoustic Analogy to jet noise

M. E. Goldstein
NASA Glenn Research Center, USA
The instability of high speed jets
Philip J. Morris
The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Jet noise measurements: past and present
Marcus Harper-Bourne
Qinetiq, UK

On Prandtl’s formulas for supersonic jet cell length
Alan Powell
University of Houston, USA

Aeroacoustics of twin supersonic jets: a review
Ganesh Raman, Praveen PanickarÜ and Kanthasamy Chelliah
Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

Evolution from ‘tabs’ to ‘chevron technology’ – a review
K.B.M.Q. Zaman, J.E. Bridges and D.L. Huff
NASA Glenn Research Center, USA.

Vortex sound with special
reference to vortex rings:
theory, computer simulations,
and experiments

Tsutomu Kambe
University of Tokyo, Japan

Green’s functions in
computational aeroacoustics

C. L. Morfey, C. J. Powles and M. C.
M. Wright

University of Southampton, UK

Multidimensional generalized
functions in aeroacoustics and
fluid mechanics: basic concepts
and operations

F. Farassat1 and M. K. Myers2
1Formerly at NASA Langley Research Center,
USA; 2The George Washington University, USA

Aeroacoustics of pipe systems
with closed branches

Devis Tonon1, Avraham Hirschberg1,
Joachim Golliard2 and Samir Ziada3

1Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands; 2TNO, The Netherlands; 3McMaster University, Canada

Flame dynamics and combustion
noise: progress and challenges

S. Candel, D. Durox, S. Ducruix, A. L.
Birbaud, N. Noiray and T. Schuller

Ecole Centrale Paris, France