Michael Howe, Ph.D.
Ph.D., Imperial College (England)
phone: (617) 353-5869
office: 730 Commonwealth Avenue, EMA 218
Fluid mechanics * Acoustics * Structural vibrations
Dr. Howe’s research is in the general area of fluid mechanics, acoustics, random vibration and structural mechanics. He has published 200+ refereed journal articles on these and related subjects.
His books include:
Acoustics of Fluid-Structure Interactions (1998, 2008)
For more information see www.cambridge.org/9780521054287
Theory of Vortex Sound (2003)
For more information see www.cambridge.org/9780521012232
Hydrodynamics and Sound (2007)
For more information see www.cambridge.org/9780521868624
Mathematical Methods for Mechanical Sciences (2003) pdf
Current Research Projects:
1. Pressure transients generated by high speed trains
2. Fluid Mechanics of Speech
3. Hydroacoustics of supercavitating bodies
4. Combustion noise
- A. W. Foley, M. S. Howe and T. A. Brungart. Spectrum of the sound
produced by a jet impinging on the gas-water interface of a
supercavity. Journal of Sound and Vibration 2010, 329, 415 – 424.
- M. S. Howe and R. S. McGowan. On the generalised Fant equation. Journal
of Sound and Vibration 2011, 330, 3123 – 3140.
- M. S. Howe. Indirect combustion noise. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 2010,
669, 267 – 288.
- M. S. Howe and R. S. McGowan. Production of sound by unsteady throttling
of flow into a resonant cavity, with application to voiced speech.
Journal of Fluid Mechanics 2011, 672, 428-450.
- M. S. Howe and R. S. McGowan. Analysis of flow-structure coupling in a
mechanical model of the vocal folds and the subglottal system.
Journal of Fluids and Structures 2009, 25, 1299 – 1317.
- M. S. Howe, A. M. Colgan and T. A. Brungart. On self noise at the nose
of a supercavitating vehicle. Journal of Sound and Vibration 2009,
322, 772 – 784.
- S. A. Ho, A. R. Salton and M. S. Howe. Low frequency sound produced by a
ventilated supercaviting vehicle. Journal of Sound and Vibration
2011, 330, 1634 – 1643.
- M. S. Howe and N. A. A. Hagen. On the impact noise of a drop falling on
water Journal of Sound and Vibration 2011, 330, 625 – 635.