A passive noise control technique for the flow-induced noise using a porous material was studied experimentally. The purpose of this study was to decrease the aerodynamic sound using porous material that permeated only sound and clarify that reduction mechanism. In the experiment, flow-induced noises emitted from two types of rectangular cylinders was measured in a low-noise wind tunnel. One cylinder was made of four aluminum plates and the other was two aluminum and porous material plates each. Measurement results show that the frequency of the distinct tonal noise was different between two cylinders, that frequency was higher for using porous material. It was also found that the sound pressure level of the noise was also different and that of the cylinder using porous material plate was 25 dB smaller at maximum. Velocity field of the wake of cylinders were examined by the PIV measurement and that showed that time and space scale of separated vortices around cylinder were smaller for using porous material. It is assumed that the change of aerodynamic sound was caused by that change in velocity field.

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