Acoustic emission of a vortex ring near a porous edge. Part 1: theory

Huansheng Chen, Zachary W. Yoas, Justin W. Jaworski, Michael H. Krane

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The sound of a vortex ring passing near a semi-infinite porous edge is investigated analytically. A Green's function approach solves the associated vortex sound problem and determines the time-dependent pressure signal and its directivity in the acoustic far field as a function of a single dimensionless porosity parameter. At large values of this parameter, the radiated acoustic power scales on the vortex ring speed and the nearest distance between the edge and the vortex ring as, in contrast to the scaling recovered in the impermeable edge limit. Results for the vortex ring configuration in a quiescent fluid furnish an analogue to scaling results from standard turbulence noise generation analyses, and permit a direct comparison to experiments described in Part 2 that circumvent contamination of the weak sound from porous edges by background noise sources that exist as a result of a mean flow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberA28
JournalJournal of Fluid Mechanics
StatePublished - Jun 25 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics


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