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SES-71-185 PhD Studentship: Landing Gear Aeroacoustic Prediction

The unsteady aerodynamic flow field around a deployed landing gear leads to noise radiation to the ground causing environment problems. The noise produced by the landing gear under a lifting wing is influenced by the local flowfield.

This project is for a research study to develop numerical modelling methodologies for the installation effects. The outcome of the project will be a more fundamental understanding of the combined influence of non-uniform mean flow and installed geometry on the noise of a landing gear. The work will involve both computational and experimental aspects. The effect of the wing and flap on the directivity of the landing gear can be modelled using Boundary Element methods to predict the scattered sound field due to individual point noise sources on the gear. The experimental work will focus on validating the Boundary Element modelling work. The PhD studentship will provide a good opportunity to work with one of the largest aerospace companies in the world, and explore relevant problems in the aerospace industry.

If you wish to discuss any details of the project informally, please contact Dr Malcom Smith, ISVR research group, Email: mgs@isvr.soton.ac.uk, Tel: +44 (0) 2380 59 2337.

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