Project

Low‐frequency sound generation and propagation of large horizontal axis wind turbines

Duration
01 September 2015 → 30 June 2021
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Classical physics
    • Optical physics
    • Atmospheric sciences
    • Physical geography and environmental geoscience
    • Atmospheric sciences, challenges and pollution
  • Engineering and technology
    • Mechanics
Keywords
sound propagation low-frequent sound wind turbine turbulence acoustics refraction sound generation
 
Project description

Noise issues are currently hindering deployment of wind turbines, and their low-frequent emissions are suspected to be both annoying and harmful for man. This project aims at developing a time-domain sound generation and propagation model, starting from highly-detailed fluid dynamics calculations. The mechanisms of low-frequent sound and the way they are influenced by atmospheric conditions will be elucidated.