Computational Aeroacoustics

GE Global Research Centre, Munich, Germany

30th - 31st October 2012

Prof. Christophe Bailly, Ecole Centrale de Lyon

ERCOFTAC is proud to announce a two day course on 'Computational Aeroacoustics'.



  • Prof. Anurag Agarwal, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Prof. Christophe Bailly, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France
  • Dr Christophe Bogey, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France
  • Prof. Christophe Schram, Institute von Karman, Belgium
  • Prof. Wolfgang Schroder, Institute of Aerodynamics, Aachen, Germany
  • Dr. Gwenael Gabard, University of Southampton, UK


This course is intended for researchers in industry and in academia including Ph.D. students with a good knowledge in fluid mechanics, who would like to build up or widen their knowledge in the field of aeroacoustics (modeling, computational tools and industrial applications).

It will first provide a comprehensive overview of recent insights of aeroacoustics theories (practical applications of Lighthills analogy and vortex sound, Goldsteins analogy, and coupling with instability waves).


A number of practical problems involving the coupling between CFDs results and CAA will be also thoroughly discussed (e.g. how to design a mesh for aeroacoustics simulations using large eddy simulation, inclusion of mean flow effects via hybrid formulations such as APE, presence of surfaces,...) and realistic applications performed by the instructors (aeronautics, car industry, propulsion, energy,...) will be analysed.

Moreover, advanced computational aeroacoustics methods will be presented, as well as what we can learn from the direct computation of aerodynamic noise. Specific topics reflecting participant interests will be discussed in a final round table session.

More Info

Programme: ercoftac_computational_aeroacoustics_v1.1.pdf

Travel: travel_garching_munich_caa.pdf

Accomodation: hotels_garching_munich_caa.pdf

Registration - click here