Planar nearfield acoustical holography in moving fluid medium at subsonic and uniform velocity. Academic Article uri icon


  • Nearfield acoustical holography (NAH) data measured by using a microphone array attached to a high-speed aircraft or ground vehicle include significant airflow effects. For the purpose of processing the measured NAH data, an improved nearfield acoustical holography procedure is introduced that includes the effects of a fluid medium moving at a subsonic and uniform velocity. The convective wave equation along with the convective Euler's equation is used to develop the proposed NAH procedure. A mapping function between static and moving fluid medium cases is derived from the convective wave equation. Then, a conventional wave number filter designed for static fluid media is modified to be applicable to the moving fluid cases by applying the mapping function to the static wave number filter. In order to validate the proposed NAH procedure, a monopole simulation at the airflow speed of Mach=-0.6 is conducted. The reconstructed acoustic fields obtained by applying the proposed NAH procedure to the simulation data agree well with directly-calculated acoustic fields. Through an experiment with two loudspeakers performed in a wind tunnel operating at Mach=-0.12, it is shown that the proposed NAH procedure can be also used to reconstruct the sound fields radiated from the two loudspeakers.

published proceedings

  • J Acoust Soc Am

author list (cited authors)

  • Kwon, H., Niu, Y., & Kim, Y.

citation count

  • 14

complete list of authors

  • Kwon, Hyu-Sang||Niu, Yaying||Kim, Yong-Joe

publication date

  • October 2010