Bio-Inspired Noise Control

6 May 2021
Lorna Ayton

Noise is generated in an aerodynamic setting when flow turbulence encounters a structural edge, such as at the sharp trailing edge of an aerofoil. The generation of this noise is unavoidable, however this talk addresses various ways in which it may be mitigated through altering the design of the edge. The alterations are inspired by natural silent fliers: owls. A short review of how trailing-edge noise is modelled will be given, followed by a discussion of two independent adaptations; serrations, and porosity. The mathematical impacts of the adaptations to the basic trailing-edge model will be presented, along with the physical implications they have on noise generation and control.

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