Self-Sustained Flow-Acoustic Interactions in Airfoil Transitional Boundary Layers


This work carries out collaborative theoretical, experimental and numerical investigations of flow-acoustic resonant interactions in transitional airfoils which are responsible for sudden appearance of prominent acoustic tones and unsteady aerodynamic fluctuations in low-Reynolds-number airfoils. The experimental part of the efforts is implemented in France at anechoic wind tunnel facility of Ecole Centrale de Lyon, while numerical and theoretical studies are conducted at Embry-Riddle using DOD HPC facilities. The project involves several Ph.D. and MSAE students both in U.S. and France.

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