A hybrid prediction for wind buffeting noises of vehicle rear window based on LES-LAA method.

*(English)*Zbl 1446.76051Summary: Based on the theories of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and aeroacoustics, a hybrid simulation technique, the so-called LES-LAA method is proposed in this paper, for predicting the wind buffeting noises generated by opening rear windows of a running vehicle. The LES-LAA is developed by combining the large eddy simulation (LES) and the Lighthill acoustic analogy (LAA) methods. Based on the established vehicle and wind tunnel models, the wind buffeting noises from rear windows are predicted by using the proposed LES-LAA method and the obtained results are compared with experimental data. The results show that the calculation error of sound pressure level (SPL) from the LES-LAA method is less than 2%, which suggests that the proposed method has good accuracy in predicting the wind noise of the rear window of a vehicle. The wind noise when both sides of the rear window are opened at the same time is much lower than the case when just one window is opened. In conclusion, the hybrid LES-LAA technique presented in this paper is effective and feasible for predicting the wind buffeting noise, which can be applied to other types of vehicle and is a promising approach for solving other aero-acoustical engineering problems.

##### MSC:

76-10 | Mathematical modeling or simulation for problems pertaining to fluid mechanics |

76Q05 | Hydro- and aero-acoustics |

##### Keywords:

vehicle rear window; wind buffeting noise; large eddy simulation (LES); Lighthill acoustic analogy (LAA)
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\textit{Y. S. Wang} et al., Appl. Math. Modelling 47, 160--173 (2017; Zbl 1446.76051)

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