Comparative Study on Aerodynamic Noise of Dimensionally Similar Locomotive Models of High Speed Trains
This study is focused on the locomotive of high speed train. First, wind tunnel test is used to verify the credibility of numerical results. Then, in order to compare the difference of aerodynamic noise generated by different size locomotive, dimensionally similar models of 1/8th, 1/12th and 1/15th scale are studied by using numerical simulation, including stationary aerodynamic characteristics, fluctuation characteristics of unsteady flow, noise source distribution on surface and far-field noise spectral characteristics. Based on the result of pressure fluctuation, it is noted that the difference between 1/15th and 1/8th scale model is larger in individual parts, including the separation zone in the roof and the edge of window. In addition, according to the far-field noise calculation, the result of 1/12th scale model is better than 1/15th scale model. From the results mentioned above, 1/15th or much smaller scale model should not be used in wind tunnel test as possible.
Chunliang Zhang and Paul P. Lin
Y. G. Wang et al., "Comparative Study on Aerodynamic Noise of Dimensionally Similar Locomotive Models of High Speed Trains", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 226-228, pp. 417-422, 2012