STAR-CCM+ includes an extensive library of aeroacoustic methods for predicting the sources of aeroacoustic noise. These range from steady state methods through to full direct simulation using DES, LES and near and far field propagation. The methods can also be combined with wave6 for modeling aeroacoustic installation effects and flow induced noise and vibration transmission.
Steady State Models
Steady state models can be used early in the design process to quickly identify possible sources of noise. STAR-CCM+ provides the Curle, Proudman and Goldstein axisymmetric noise source models which may be used in RANS simulations. The Linearized Euler equation (LEE) and Lilley noise source model are available for synthesized fluctuations - stochastic noise generation and radiation (SNGR). The steady state models also include functionality for estimating mesh cut-off frequencies in order to identify areas where additional mesh refinement may be needed.
STAR-CCM+ can be used to accurately model the sources of noise in unsteady flows modeled with DES and LES. This includes both accurate prediction of the convective turbulence that generates the noise along with methods for propagating that noise in the near field (using compressible CFD or using incompressible CFD along with the newly developed time domain Acoustic Wave Equation solver in STAR-CCM+). STAR-CCM+ also includes functionality for identifying aero-acoustic noise sources on permeable or impermeable surfaces in the time domain using the inbuilt Ffowcs Williams-Hawkings (FWH) acoustic models. Advanced signal processing functionality is also included for diagnosing the sources of noise in flow including Fast Fourier transforms (FFTs) to analyze frequency and wavenumber content, inverse FFTs, band pass filters, auto-spectra and cross-spectra.
STAR-CCM+ includes functionality for propagating aeroacoustic noise sources on permeable and impermeable surfaces to far field receiving locations using the inbuilt time domain FWH methods. For problems which involve scattering and diffraction of acoustic waves or transmission of flow induced noise and vibration through complex vibro-acoustic systems it is also possible to extend the functionality in STAR-CCM+ using the frequency domain methods in wave6.