Comprehensive Evaluation and Assessment of Trailing Edge Noise Prediction Based on Dedicated Measurements
M. Kamruzzaman, A. Herrig, Th. Lutz, W. Würz, E. Krämer and S. Wagner
Noise Control Engineering Journal, 59(1):54-67, Jan-Feb., 2011. Also presented in Wind Turbine Noise-2009, 17-19 June, Aalborg, Denmark
An extensive assessment and step by step validation of turbulent boundary-layer trailing-edge interaction (TBL-TE) noise prediction was conducted based on the boundary layer properties calculated by three different aerodynamics methods, XFOIL, Wilcox EDDYBL and the RANS solver FLOWer. For this purpose detailed measurements of turbulent boundary-layer properties like two-point turbulent velocity correlations, the spectrum of the associated wall pressure fluctuations (WPFs) and the emitted trailing-edge noise have been performed in the Laminar Wind Tunnel (LWT). The measurements were performed for the NACA 0012 airfoil. Most of the investigated cases show that the numerical WPF and far-field radiated noise models capture the measured peak amplitude level as well as the peak position remarkably well, if the turbulence noise source parameters are estimated properly including turbulence anisotropy effects.
Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA