Computation of slat noise sources using adaptive FEM and lighthill's analogy
This is a summary of preliminary results from simulations with the 30P30N high-lift device. We used the General Galerkin finite element method (G2), where no explicit subgrid model is used, and where the computational mesh is adaptively refined with respect to a posteriori error estimates for a quantity of interest. The mesh is fully unstructured and the solutions are time-resolved, which are key ingredients for solving challenging industrial applications in the field of aeroacoustics. We present preliminary results containing time-averaged quantities and snapshots of unsteady quantities, all reasonably agreeing with previous computational efforts. One important finding is that the use of adaptively generated meshes seems to be a more effcient way of computing aeroacoustic sources than by using "handmade" meshes.