Aeolian Tones Radiated from Flow Over Bluff Bodies
Mohamed Sukri Mat Ali*, 1, Sheikh Ahmad Zaki Shaikh Salim1, Mohamad Hafz Ismail1, Sallehuddin Muhamad2, Muhammad Iyas Mahzan2
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2013
First Page: 48
Last Page: 57
Publisher Id: TOMEJ-7-48
Article History:Received Date: 16/7/2013
Revision Received Date: 19/7/2013
Acceptance Date: 20/8/2013
Electronic publication date: 18/10/2013
Collection year: 2013
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Bluff body is a simple but a central shape for many engineering applications. The geometry shape of the bluff body characterises the behaviour of the flow over the bluff body, where a more complex flow structure is found near downstream. Shear layer separation is mainly responsible for the periodic global phenomena, that includes the generation of sound. The magnitude of the aerodynamically generated sound is dominated by the fluctuations of aerodynamics forces, i.e., drag and lift. The study also shows that the sound pressure field is shaped by the aeolian tones that is related strongly to the lift fluctuations of the bluff body. Amplitude and frequency of the fluctuating lift change naturally with the shape of a particular bluff body. Triangular cylinder exhibits the largest sound pressure level (41.9 dB) followed by ellipse and circular shapes. Square cylinder emits the lowest sound pressure level (36.7 dB). This corresponds to the longest downstream vortex formation length at which for a square cylinder the long vortex formation length provides space for more vortex to dissipate.