Aeroacoustics

Group co-ordinator(s)

Prof. Philip Joseph
University of Southampton

Introduction

The Special Interest Group (SIG) for Aeroacoustics (SIGA) is concerned with the generation, transmission, and propagation of sound generated aerodynamically, i.e, by unsteady flows. The aim of this SIG is to provide a focal point in the UK for all researchers and practitioners working on the understanding and control of aerodynamically generated noise. Aerodynamically generated noise is a major issue for many companies in the UK such as the manufacture of aero engines (Rolls-Royce), noise from domestic appliances (Dyson), Wind turbines (VESTAS UK), Aircraft wings (Airbus-UK) and automobiles (Jaguar Land Rover). Moreover, UK Universities have been at the centre of aeroacoustics research around the world with a disproportionally large of research papers originating from UK Universities. Despite this activity in aeroacoustics research in the UK the opportunities for discussion and collaboration between different industries, different universities, and between industry and university, is nearly zero. The main goal of the aeroacoustics SIG is to bridge this gap and provide a focal point to allow this exchange to occur.

Challenges

Whilst the applications and objectives of research into aeroacoustics may vary across industry and university, there are a number of technical issues in common: (i) the accuracy, computational expense and limitations of modern numerical approaches to predicting aerodynamically generated noise; (ii) the development of analytic methods / semi-empirical relationships for predicting aerodynamically generated noise; (iii) measurement techniques to quantify the unsteady flow necessary to predict aerodynamic noise radiation; (iv) acoustic measurement methods required to quantify aerodynamically generated noise.

Objectives

The principal function of the aeroacoustics SIG is to provide a single focus for everybody with an interest in aeroacoustics to discuss their experiences in the above and other related issues. The benefit for those attending the SIG will be to: (i) share experiences in aeroacoustics; (ii) raise the profile of aeroacoustics nationally and reaffirm the importance of this subject to national industry and UK government; (iii) identify areas of common interest and develop collaborations as necessary; (iv) lobby national funding agencies to promote special calls in aeroacoustics.

Activities

In the first instance it is planned to coordinate or merge with another aeroacoustics SIG allied to the EPSRC-funded UK Fluids network. It is planned to: (i) hold regular meetings with interested parties from academia, industry and government; (ii) hold a number of mini-conferences or workshops aimed mostly at post-graduate students of aeroacoustics; (iii) provide training in aeroacoustics.

The precise role of SIGA will be defined between its members in the first six months of the network. A small management team comprising a balance of experienced and early-career researchers will be established to coordinate the activities of the SIG.

Aeroacoustics Members

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Dr Antonio J. Torija Martinez
University of Salford

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Prof Alastair Hibbins
University of Exeter

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Dr Syed Muhammad Ahsan Raza Jafri
The University Of Sheffield

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Dr Anastasia Kisil
University of Manchester

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Miss Rita Campos
dbx Acoustics

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Dr. Ersen Arslan
Figes Engineering

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Cecilia Casarini
University of Strathclyde

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Cheuk-Him Yeung
University of Manchester

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Mr Chris Parker-Jones
ParkerJones Acoustics Ltd

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Mr Chris Skinner
AECOM

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Mr Daniel Goodhand
Institute of Acoustics

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Mr Danny Ramasawmy
University College London

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Mr Daniel Clare
RSK Acoustics

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Ms Dipali Ghodake
University of Sherbrooke

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Mr Dominic Grantley-Smith
Winchester Science Centre

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Mr Georg Maierhofer
University of Cambridge

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Dr Georgios Rigas
Imperial College London

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Mr Guillermo Jimenez-Arranz
Seiche Ltd

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Professor I. David aBRAHAMS
Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge

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Mr Jack Smith
ERM

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Dr Jeremy Hurault
LM wind Power

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Mr. Long Cheng
Cambridge University

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Ms Lisa Lavia
Noise Abatement Society

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Miss MARIANTHI MOSCHOU
University of Manchester

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Mr Mungo Aitken
University of Cambridge

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Miss Neha Sharma
University of Salford

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Mr Nagaraju Padigela
Renault Nissan Technology & Business Center India

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Dr Nicholsa Ovenden
University College London

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Dr Nishal Ramadas
Honeywell & University of Warwick

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Mr. Nitesh Anerao
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras

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Mr Paul Shields
AECOM

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Mr Peter Baddoo
Imperial College London

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Mr. Marco Puliti
Politecnico di Torino

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Mr Stephen Jay
Sharps Redmore

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Dr Tim Heffernon

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Director - Acoustical Engineering Tucker York
SVI Dynamics

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Dr Yueting Sun
University of Oxford

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Mr Gulam Zakaria Zahid
queen mary university of london

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