AEROACOUSTICS

AEROACOUSTICS

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Code
65901
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 9270 Mechanical Engineering - Energy and Aeronautics (LM-33) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-IND/08
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Mechanical Engineering - Energy and Aeronautics)
semester
1° Semester
modules
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

According to the Learning outcomes and to the Syllabus (see links below), the course aims at proving the basic information about:

Noise generation from fluid machines,

Effects of noise on human beings, and

Aerodynamic noise reduction methods.

Basic information on Physical acoustics and signal processing is also provided, which is necessary for comprehension of the above listed contents.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Understanding of the origin of the aerodynamic noise, with reference to aeronautic applications. Basic planning of aerodynamic noise measurements, analysis of the results of sound pressure level measurements, identification of the active moise generating mechanisms. Theoretical basis for noise generating mechanisms control.

 

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

With reference to turbomachines and propellers employed in aeronautical propulsion systems, the student, through participation to classes and individual study, will

know the effect of the various kinds of noise on the human beings,

understand the origin of the generated aerodynamic noise,

know the physical properties of the noise generating mechanisms,

know the theoretical bases of the aerodynamic noise reduction,

be able to set measurements of the sound pressure level, and

be able to interpret the results of measurements of sound pressure level and of its power spectrum.

Teaching methods

Theoretical and applied lectures

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Basic principles of Physical acoustics and Psychoacoustics

Measurements techniques for sound pressure level and method for the analysis of experimental results

Elementary acoustic sources and wave propagation in ducts

Study and properties of the aerodynamically generated noise (Lighthill and Ffowcs-Williams Hawkings equations): noise generated by turbulence, jets, and interaction of fluid flow with solid bodies. Applications to turbomachines, propellers, and jet engines.

Laboratory classes.

 

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Lecture notes available at https://dime.aulaweb.unige.it/course/search.php?search=aeroacustica

S.W. Rienstra e A. Hirschberg, An Introduction to Acoustics, Eindoven University of Technology

A. Hirschberg e S.W. Rienstra, An Introduction to Aeroacoustics, Eindoven University of Technology

 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Please contact the teacher by e-mail at the address <Andrea.Cattanei@unige.it>

Exam Board

ANDREA CATTANEI (President)

FRANCESCA SATTA (President)

PIETRO ZUNINO

MARINA UBALDI

DANIELE SIMONI

EDWARD CANEPA

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Theoretical and applied lectures

LESSONS START

According to the official classes schedule, available at http://www.ingegneria.unige.it/index.php/orario-e-calendario-delle-lezioni

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral examination upon request at the end of classes, normally each Tuesday. Please contact the teacher by email <Andrea.Cattanei@unige.it> at least one week in advance.

Assessment methods

Discussion of the subjects treated in course starting from two questions. The examination aims at evaluating physical understanding and engineering usefulness.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
13/09/2019 09:30 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento Contattare il docente via e-mail con almeno 10 giorni di anticipo. Ora indicativa 09:30. Aula e orario verranno stabiliti in base al numero degli studenti iscritti.