Aeroacoustic investigation of transonic flow behavior in M219 deep cavity with passive flow control configurations

A. E. Şeker*, B. Zafer, I. Gonzalez-Martino, M. Yücetepe

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This study aims to investigate the effect of front and aft wall modifications and their combinations on the sound pressure level response of the deep configuration of the M219 cavity at transonic speed. Experimental results for the baseline geometry of the cavity were validated with the high-fidelity lattice Boltzmann method computational fluid dynamics solver, SIMULIA PowerFLOW®. In this study, inclined and parallel cuts were applied to the front and aft walls of the M219 cavity to determine their efficiency in reducing the overall sound pressure level (OASPL). The most effective configurations on reducing OASPL at the front and aft walls were combined to form mixed configurations. All front wall and aft wall configurations as well as mixed configurations were validated through grid independence studies. Simulations showed that modifications to the aft wall were more effective in reducing noise than modifications to the front wall. The spectral analysis of pressure oscillations provided information about the broadband and tonal pressure responses of the mixed configurations. The findings showed that the mixed configurations were effective in reducing the frequency and amplitude of the Rossiter modes. The most successful configurations on noise reduction also showed a decrease in the drag coefficient and the average static pressure distribution along the cavity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number105117
JournalPhysics of Fluids
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2023

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