Time-Domain Numerical Simulation of a Flow-Impedance Tube

Yusuf Özyörük, Lyle N. Long, Michael G. Jones

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An efficient method has been developed for the application of the surface acoustic impedance condition in time-domain solutions of aeroacoustic problems, such as the broadband-frequency simulation of a flow-impedance tube. The basis for this method is the standard impedance condition stated in the frequency domain as the particle displacement continuity equation. The development of the time-domain impedance condition follows the relations among the frequency,z-, and discrete-time domains and a rational function representation of the impedance in thez-domain. The resultant impedance condition consists of finite, infinite-impulse-response type, digital filter operations in the time domain, which is very suitable to computational aeroacoustics algorithms. This paper describes the present approach and discusses the time-domain numerical simulations of the NASA Langley flow-impedance tube with a constant depth ceramic tubular liner. Both single and broadband-frequency simulations are performed. Excellent agreement is shown with experimental data at various frequencies and flow conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-57
Number of pages29
JournalJournal of Computational Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 10 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics


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