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Characteristics of Aerodynamic Sound Sources Generated by Coiled Wires in a Uniform Air Flow

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Hiroki Matsumoto, Kohshi Nishida, Ken-ichi Saitoh

Muroran Institute of Technology, Hokkaido, Japan

Paper No. IMECE2002-33408, pp. 969-974; 6 pages
  • ASME 2002 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • 5th International Symposium on Fluid Structure Interaction, Aeroelasticity, and Flow Induced Vibration and Noise
  • New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, November 17–22, 2002
  • Conference Sponsors: Applied Mechanics Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3659-2 | eISBN: 0-7918-1691-5, 0-7918-1692-3, 0-7918-1693-1
  • Copyright © 2002 by ASME


This study deals experimentally with aerodynamic sounds generated by coiled wires in a uniform air flow. The coiled wire is the model of the hair dryer’s heater. In the experiment, the effects of the outer diameter D, wire diameter d and spacing between coils s of the coiled wire on the aerodynamic sound have been clarified. The results of frequency analyses of the aerodynamic sounds show that an aeolian sound is generated by the coiled wire, when s/d is larger than 1. And the peak frequencies of aeolian sounds generated by the coiled wires are higher than the ones generated by a cylinder having the same diameter d. To clarify the characteristics of the aerodynamic sound sources, the directivity of the aerodynamic sound generated by the coiled wire has been examined. And the coherent function between the velocity fluctuation around the coiled wire and the aerodynamic sound has been measured. Moreover the band overall value of coherent output power between the sound and the velocity fluctuation has been calculated. This method has clarified the sound source region of the aeolian sound generated by the coiled wire. These results show that the aeolian sound is generated by the arc part of the coiled wire which is located in the upper side of the air flow.

Copyright © 2002 by ASME



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