Title

Finite Element Modeling of Acoustics Using Higher Order Elements Part II: Turbofan Acoustic Radiation

Abstract

A study is made of computational accuracy and efficiency for finite element modeling of acoustic radiation in a nonuniform moving medium. For a given level of accuracy for acoustic pressure, cubic serendipity elements are shown to require a less dense mesh than quadratic elements. These elements have been applied to the near field of inlet and aft acoustic radiation models for a turbofan engine and they yield considerable reduction in the dimensionality of the problem without sacrificing accuracy. the results show that for computation of acoustic pressure the cubic element formulation model is superior to the quadratic. Performance gains in computation of acoustic potential are not as significant. in the external radiated field, improved convergence using cubic serendipity elements is shown by comparison of contours of constant pressure magnitude.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Acoustic Finite Element Modeling; Duct Acoustics; Turbofan Radiation

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2004 World Scientific Publishing, All rights reserved.

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