Physics of Fluids Features Airliners' Noise Reduction Research
AE Assistant Prof. Daniel J. Bodony explained that airframe and engine manufacturers are coming under increasing pressure to reduce airliner noise. Bodony’s collaborative work with AE Prof. Jonathan B. Freund to control high-speed engine exhaust shows promise in reducing an aircraft’s acoustic footprint without compromising performance.
Bodony and Freund have teamed with recent graduate student Randall R. Kleinman, MS 04 (Theoretical and Applied Mechanics), PhD 10 (TAM), on the project that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s NRA Supersonics Program is funding. Kleinman now is working at Boston Scientific in the Cardiology, Rhythm, and Vascular group in St. Paul, Minnesota.