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Aeroacoustic Simulation of Human Phonation with the Wale Sub-Grid Scale Model

Šidlof P., Lasota M.

The paper reports on an aeroacoustic model of voice generation in human larynx, based on Large Eddy Simulation with the Wall-Adapting Local Eddy-Viscosity (WALE) sub-grid scale (SGS) model. The simulation uses a three-step hybrid approach, with an incompressible finite volume CFD computation providing the filtered velocity and pressure, evaluation of the aeroacoustic sources, and simulation of the sound propagation by finite element discretization of the Acoustic Perturbation Equations. The WALE SGS model is used to overcome the limitation of the classical Smagorinski SGS model, which overpredicts the SGS viscosity in regions of high shear, especially within the boundary layer in the glottal constriction. Results of the 3D CFD simulation, location of the aeroacoustic sources and the spectra of the radiated sound for two vowels are presented.

Large Eddy Simulation, turbulence modelling, voice generation, aeroacoustics
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In Proceedings Topical Problems of Fluid Mechanics 2020, Prague, 2020 Edited by David Šimurda and Tomáš Bodnár, pp. 206-213
ISBN 978-80-87012-74-1 (Print)
ISSN 2336-5781 (Print)
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