Theory of Vortex Sound by M. S. HoweTheory of Vortex Sound by M. S. Howe

Theory of Vortex Sound

byM. S. Howe

Paperback | October 28, 2002

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This is an introduction to the branch of fluid mechanics concerned with the production of sound by hydrodynamic flows. It is designed for a one semester introductory course at the advanced undergraduate or graduate level. Great care is taken to explain underlying fluid mechanical and acoustic concepts, and to describe fully the steps in a complicated derivation. The discussion deals specifically with low Mach number flows, which enables the sound produced by `vortex-surface' interactions to be analyzed using the `compact Green's function'. This provides a routine procedure for estimating the sound, and an easy identification of those parts of a structure that are likely to be important sources of sound.
Title:Theory of Vortex SoundFormat:PaperbackPublished:October 28, 2002Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521012236

ISBN - 13:9780521012232


Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Lighthill's theory; 3. The compact Green's function; 4. Vorticity; 5. Vortex sound; 6. Vortex-surface interaction noise in two-dimensions; 7. Problems in three-dimensions; 8. Further worked examples; Bibliography.

Editorial Reviews

'The worked out examples in this book are of considerable practical importance to those working in the field of hydrodynamically generated sound. Thus, one can use the solutions directly without necessarily understanding all of the details of the derivation to solve practical problems of engineering interest. ... The book meets the objectives set down by the author completely. I recommend it without reservation to those working in the complex field of flow-induced noise.' Journal of Sound and Vibration