In several industries investments aimed at noise reduction have increased significantly due to stricter regulations. Given some of the constraints in the aerodynamic performance of a mechanical system, how can we optimize its performance while lowering the noise emitted?
At the moment, a few courses focus on how to aerodynamically design mechanical systems such as wind turbines, drones, liners and future aircraft configurations. But none focus on how to accomplish it through aeroacoustics or even how to reliably measure the noise produced by such systems.
Apply this knowledge to your own work
After learning the fundamentals of aeroacoustic sources of noise, you will apply the knowledge gained to industry‑relevant problems.
In the course Aeroacoustics: Noise Reduction Strategies for Mechanical Systems you will learn how to change the aerodynamic performance of one mechanical system of your choice. We will focus on four important examples: an aircraft propeller, a wind turbine, a wing with flap and/or a jet in proximity of a wing, but if you wish you will be able to focus on the specific mechanical system of your choice, to obtain a quieter device. In the course Aeroacoustics: Measurement Techniques we will analyze how to use pressure transducers and microphones for the analysis of noise source mechanisms.
This program includes special lectures and material by leading companies, including Siemens/Gamesa Wind-Power, GRAS Microphones and National Instruments. You will also gain access to online tools and resources to tailor your formulations to your own test‑cases, and you will receive personalized advice and feedback from international experts in the field of aeroacoustics.
Companies can benefit from new developments in this field in several ways:
- Aircraft and wind turbine manufacturers need nowadays to comply with strict noise regulations imposed by the new targets for year 2050. Their profits depend on how skillfully engineers, like you, can maintain aerodynamic performance within noise regulations.
- These manufacturers also need to reliably evaluate their design solutions with aerodynamic and acoustic measurements. Skillful engineers, like you, should be able to accurately evaluate the aeroacoustic performance of new systems.
- Being able to cope with a multi‑variable design in more than one discipline is an asset for future managers. This course focuses on how to translate complex theories into practical rules, to let you develop the problem‑solving attitude that is required to excel.
You will be exposed to concrete design exercises and deal with preparation and tuning of experimental techniques, using a project methodology, which mimics small R&D projects where focus and precision are required to achieve your goal in a limited amount of time.
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