Helmholtz's decomposition for Aeroacoustics using a standard Flow Solver

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This paper is a short guideline to the decomposition of a compressible velocity into vortical and compressible structures using standard flow solvers. In particular, this is a fast solution to get an idea of the compressible fields inside your simulation, respectively acoustics for low Mach number isothermal flows. The details of the implementation are presented and the algorithm is applied to an overflown cavity with a lip. The results of the flow solver show clearly visible to acoustic radiation for the application. Finally and as previous studies showed, the use of the scalar potential formulation of Helmholtz's decomposition is valid for convex propagation domains.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jul 2022


  • physics.flu-dyn

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