Leading-edge receptivity to sound: Experiments, DNS, theory

William S. Saric, Helen L. Reed, Edward J. Kerschen

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The receptivity of the leading edge to external disturbances is discussed with special attention paid to the role of freestream sound Only a brief review of the role of freestream turbulence and vorticity is given because progress has been slow in these areas. The progress made in theoretical modeling, direct numerical simulations, and experimental measurements is discussed. It is shown that some aspects of the theory have been validated and that progress toward understanding how freestream disturbances provide the initial conditions for unstable waves has been achieved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventAIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, 1994 - Colorado Springs, United States
Duration: Jun 20 1994Jun 23 1994


OtherAIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, 1994
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityColorado Springs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)


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