## Abstract

The Lighthill acoustic analogy combined with Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes flow computations are used to investigate the ability of existing technology to predict the tonal noise generated by vortex shedding from a circular cylinder for a range of Reynolds numbers (100 ≤ Re ≤ 5 million). Computed mean drag, mean coefficient of pressure, Strouhal number, and fluctuating lift are compared with experiment. Two-dimensional calculations produce a Reynolds number trend similar to experiment but incorrectly predict many of the flow quantities. Different turbulence models give inconsistent results in the critical Reynolds number range (Re ≈ 100000). The computed flow field is used as input for noise prediction. Two-dimensional inputs overpredict both noise amplitude and frequency; however, if an appropriate correlation length is used, predicted noise amplitudes agree with experiment. Noise levels and frequency content agree much better with experiment when three-dimensional flow computations are used as input data.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 233-253 |

Number of pages | 21 |

Journal | Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics |

Volume | 12 |

Issue number | 4 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - 1998 |

## All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Computational Mechanics
- Condensed Matter Physics
- General Engineering
- Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes