The importance of aeroacoustics for the aerospace industry cannot be underestimated. It is vital in terms of traveler comfort, environmental perception and industry expansion. This special edition of the International Journal of Aeroacoustics contains 12 papers originally presented at the Noise & Turbulence: Perspectives Past & Present Symposium (2009: University of Southampton). The symposium was held in honor of Professor Geoffrey M. Lilley, a multi-faceted educator and researcher. Selected are the papers specific to aeroacoustics covering aerodynamic noise theory, airframe noise, flow control, and experimental jet noise studies. Topics include a brief biography of Lilley, the relation between the generalized acoustic analogy and Lilley's contributions to aeronautics, solving the Lilley equation with quadrupole and dipole jet noise sources, hot jets and sources of jet noise, wave packet modules for large-scale mixing noise, and plasma actuators for noise control. Editor Dr.
Exposure to noise at home, at work, while traveling, and during leisure activities is a fact of life for all Americans. As the population of the United States and, indeed, the world increases and developing countries become more industrialized, problems of noise are likely to become more pervasive and lower the quality of life for everyone. Efforts to manage noise exposures, to design quieter buildings, products, equipment, and transportation vehicles, and to provide a regulatory environment that facilitates adequate, cost-effective, sustainable noise controls require our immediate attention. This book, written for the engineering community; the public; government at the federal, state, and local levels; private industry; labor unions; and nonprofit organizations, looks at the most commonly identified sources of noise, how they are characterized, and efforts that have been made to reduce noise emissions and experiences.
Computational Aeroacoustics is a field that deals with the simulation of sound generated by unsteady flows and is a rapidly growing area due to advances in computational power and the significant projected growth in global transportation. With the era of widespread supersonic flight and the proliferation of general aviation aircraft on future horizons, the noise generated by aircraft is of great concern for communities near airports, for passengers in the aircraft's cabin, and for the structural integrity of the airframe. In addition, there are a number of situations that desire lower noise including underwater vehicles, wind turbines, and helicopter rotors. Understanding the source of the noise itself, its manifestation in the nearfield and propagation to the farfield are all critical in the development of future noise reduction technologies.