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Numerical analysis of the aerodynamic noise prediction in Direct Numerical Simulation and Large Eddy Simulation

Lozovskiy, Alexander Vladimirovich (2010) Numerical analysis of the aerodynamic noise prediction in Direct Numerical Simulation and Large Eddy Simulation. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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This thesis presents the rigorous numerical analysis of the aerodynamic noise generation viaLighthill acoustic analogy, which is a non-homogeneous wave equation describing thesound waves. Over more than five decades, the Lighthill analogy was extensively used as oneof the major tools in engineering applications in acoustics. However, the first mathematicalresearch of the Finite Element approximation for it is introduced here. Specifically, we focuson both Direct Numerical and Large Eddy Simulations. The more or less intuitive derivationof the Lighthill analogy is reviewed in section 1.3.First, the semidiscrete and fully discrete Finite Element methods in DNS are presentedand the effect of the computational error in the right-hand side of the wave equation ispointed out. The convergence of this error to zero is studied in the semidiscrete case. Thecomputational results support obtained theoretical predictions.Second, the numerical analysis, using the negative norms of the error, is presented in thesemidiscrete case. The negative norms help obtain better convergence rate and require lessregularity of the data than positive norms.Third, the sound power is defined as a non-linear functional of acoustic variables andthree independent ways of computing it in the semidiscrete case in DNS are presented. Allof these methods are based on the Finite Element scheme presented earlier. The methodsare compared from the point of view of computational cost, accuracy and simplicity. Again,the computational experiments are presented.Finally, the concept of Large Eddy Simulation is introduced for aeroacoustic researchvia Lighthill analogy. Two subgrid scale models, these are van Cittert deconvolution andBardina, are presented for the filtered acoustic analogy. The semidiscrete Finite ElemetMethod is analyzed for both of them. We present the numerical experiments for this researchas well.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Lozovskiy, Alexander, saiya-jin@yandex.ruAVL4
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairLayton, Williamwjl@pitt.eduWJL
Committee MemberTrenchea, Catalintrenchea@pitt.eduTRENCHEA
Committee MemberYotov, Ivanyotov@math.pitt.eduYOTOV
Committee Member Vipperman, Jeffreyjsv@pitt.eduJSV
Committee MemberSussman, Mikesussmanm@math.pitt.eduMMS125
Date: 30 September 2010
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 17 August 2010
Approval Date: 30 September 2010
Submission Date: 19 August 2010
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Mathematics
Degree: PhD - Doctor of Philosophy
Thesis Type: Doctoral Dissertation
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Lighthill analogy; noise; turbulence; Finite Element Method; wave equation
Other ID:, etd-08192010-043124
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 20:00
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:49


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