Title

Mapped Infinite Wave Envelope Elements for Acoustic Radiation in a Uniformly Moving Medium

Abstract

Variable order mapped infinite wave envelope elements are developed for finite-element modelling (FEM) of acoustic radiation in a uniformly moving medium. These elements can be used as a non-reflecting boundary condition for computations on an infinite domain in which a radiating body is immersed in a moving medium which is essentially undisturbed outside of the near field. An additional result of this study shows that the mapped wave envelope elements provide a boundary condition equivalent to stiffness, mass, and damping matrices appended to the inner mesh. By choosing the transition between the standard FEM mesh and the mapped infinite wave envelope as a surface of constant phase the mass matrix is caused to vanish identically. This has implications for transient FEM modelling of acoustic radiation. A demonstration of the characteristics of mapped infinite wave envelope elements is given in the context of acoustic radiation from a turbofan inlet for which benchmark results are known.

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1999 Elsevier, All rights reserved.


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