Numerical Investigation of Tonal Noise at Automotive Side Mirrors due to Aeroacoustic Feedback 2020-01-1514
This paper describes the possibility to resolve aeroacoustic feedback with a commercial 2nd/3rd order finite volume CFD code . After a first comparison to a NACA 0012 test case, tonal noise components of a realistic automotive side view mirror are validated with in-house wind tunnel measurements. A zonal RANS/LES approach is used to ensure a realistic flow around the exterior side mirror mounted on a Mercedes-Benz passenger car. The provided compressible large eddy simulations are using non-reflecting boundary conditions in combination with a sponge zone approach to reduce hydrodynamic fluctuations and are in great accordance to measurements. The possibility of localizing and investigating the underlying feedback mechanism enables the chance for a targeted design of different appropriate remedies, which are finally confirmed by means of experimental comparison.