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Computational Aeroacoustics
A Wave Number Approach


Part of Cambridge Aerospace Series

  • Date Published: March 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107656338

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  • Computational aeroacoustics (CAA) is a relatively new research area. CAA algorithms have developed rapidly and the methods have been applied in many areas of aeroacoustics. The objective of CAA is not simply to develop computational methods but also to use these methods to solve practical aeroacoustics problems and to perform numerical simulation of aeroacoustic phenomena. By analysing the simulation data, an investigator can determine noise generation mechanisms and sound propagation processes. This is both a textbook for graduate students and a reference for researchers in CAA and as such is self-contained. No prior knowledge of numerical methods for solving partial differential equations (PDEs) is needed, however, a general understanding of partial differential equations and basic numerical analysis is assumed. Exercises are included and are designed to be an integral part of the chapter content. In addition, sample computer programs are included to illustrate the implementation of the numerical algorithms.

    • Exercises are included
    • Code listings are provided online
    • Applies to jet noise and other aircraft industry problems
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    '… a good textbook for graduate students and a reference book for researchers in CAA. Exercises are included and are designed to be an integral part of the chapter content. In addition, sample computer programs are included …' Zentralblatt MATH

    '… highly recommended … The experience of the author is present throughout the book, and should help newcomers … This book should form part of the reference collection of any worker in advanced CFD methods.' Michael J. Carley, Mathematical Reviews

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107656338
    • length: 496 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.85kg
    • contains: 281 b/w illus. 3 tables 49 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Finite difference equations
    2. Spatial discretization in wave number space
    3. Time discretization
    4. Finite difference scheme as dispersive waves
    5. Finite difference solution of the Euler equations
    6. Radiation, outflow, and wall boundary conditions
    7. The short wave component of finite difference schemes
    8. Nonlinear acoustic waves and shocks
    9. Advanced numerical boundary treatments
    10. Time domain impedance boundary condition
    11. Extrapolation and interpolation
    12. Multi-scales problems
    13. Complex geometry
    14. Continuation of a near field acoustic solution to the far field
    15. CAA code design and applications.

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    Computational Aeroacoustics

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    Christopher K. W. Tam, Florida State University
    Dr Christopher Tam is the Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mathematics at Florida State University. His research in computational mathematics and numerical simulation involves the development of low dispersion and dissipation computation schemes, numerical boundary conditions and the mathematical analysis of the scheme's computational properties for use in large scale numerical simulation of a number of real-world problems. Additionally he is developing jet and other aircraft noise theories as well as prediction codes for NASA and the US aircraft industry's noise reduction effort.

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