Landing gears (LG) are primarily designed to support the entire loads of an aircraft during landing, taxiing, and taking off. From aerodynamic design prospective, many of the LG components are exposed to the air flow giving rise to what so-called aerodynamic noise. Numerical study of complex systems such as LG as a three-dimensional (3D) model is not only CPU and memory consuming, but also it is way beyond the demand of industries for quick estimate during the design stage [1–3]. To understand the underlying physics of the flow induced noise, a two-dimensional (2D) flow past a circular cylinder is simulated using ANSYS Fluent. Two different Reynolds numbers, Re = 150 and 90000 are examined. For low Re, two distinct numerical conditions relevant to steady and unsteady flow are simulated and compared to examine the effect of the time dependency on the acoustic field. At high Re, the acoustic field is computed using the built-in Ffowcs William and Hawkings (FW-H) acoustic analogy solver in Fluent. The results show the importance of including the unsteady state term to extract the flow data. The far-field noise prediction is found to be highly dependent on the location of the near-field data.

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