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AIAA Aviation 2021 Forum, August 2-6, 2021, Virtual


As aircraft noise constraints become more stringent and the number/mixture of aircraft configurations grows, it becomes more important to understand the interaction of individual aircraft noise sources with nearby aircraft structures. Understanding these interactions and exploring possible approaches to mitigate or exploit their acoustic impact is essential for overcoming key noise barriers. This paper describes the further validation of a time domain boundary element approach for the prediction of the interactions between incident noise sources and nearby aircraft structures. Predictions were completed for multiple source locations and comparisons of these results with measured data are presented. Overall, very good agreement between the predicted and measured quantities was obtained in both the pressure time histories and pressure spectra. The effects of surface mesh resolution and source waveform are also presented. The very promising results demonstrate the capabilities of the time domain methodology employed in this study and provide further confidence in its continued development and application in future studies.


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Nark, D. M., & Hu, F. Q. (2021). Time domain boundary element method prediction of noise shielding by a NACA 0012 airfoil. AIAA Aviation 2021 Forum, August 2-6, 2021, Virtual.