Volume 122, Issue 5, November 2007
Index of content:
- AEROACOUSTICS, ATMOSPHERIC SOUND 
122(2007); http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.2783197View Description Hide Description
When a domain in outdoor acoustics is invariant in one direction, an inverse Fourier transform can be used to transformsolutions of the two-dimensional Helmholtz equation to a solution of the three-dimensional Helmholtz equation for arbitrary source and observer positions, thereby reducing the computational costs. This previously published approach [D. Duhamel, J. Sound Vib.197, 547–571 (1996)] is called a 2.5-dimensional method and has here been extended to the urban geometry of parallel canyons, thereby using the equivalent sources method to generate the two-dimensional solutions. No atmospheric effects are considered. To keep the error arising from the transform small, two-dimensional solutions with a very fine frequency resolution are necessary due to the multiple reflections in the canyons. Using the transform, the solution for an incoherent line source can be obtained much more efficiently than by using the three-dimensional solution. It is shown that the use of a coherent line source for shielded urban canyon observer positions leads mostly to an overprediction of levels and can yield erroneous results for noise abatement schemes. Moreover, the importance of multiple façade reflections in shielded urban areas is emphasized by vehicle pass-by calculations, where cases with absorptive and diffusive surfaces have been modeled.
122(2007); http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.2783201View Description Hide Description
The vortex dynamics and the sound generation by an inviscid vortex in the presence of a finite length porous material on an otherwise rigid plane are studied numerically in the present study in an attempt to understand the sound generation near the surface of a wall lining in a lined duct. The combined effects of the effective fluid density and flow resistance inside the porous material, and the length and thickness of the porous material on the sound generation process are examined in detail. Results obtained demonstrate the sound pressure is longitudinal dipole and show how seriously the above-mentioned parameters are affecting the vortexsound pressure under the influence of the porous material.