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Welcome to Unsteady Fluid Mechanics & Acoustics Laboratory!

The unsteady fluid mechanics and acoustics laboratory at BU has a long history.  In the 1970’s when the ME department was still young, researchers developed one of the first boundary element formulations for aeroelasticity and acoustics associated with helicopter rotors for NASA.  Today the tradition is carried on by several faculty who research a variety of interesting and important problems in the field.

Some of the research emphases currently under consideration are:

  • Turbofan engine fan-stage interaction noise
  • Supercavitating underwater vehicle performance
  • Trailing edge broadband noise
  • Aeroelastic effects of micro-cantilevers
  • Characterization of flow and acoustic phenomenon in acoustic igniters
  • Sound associated with wind turbines and wind farms

More information about each of these areas is given under the research portion of this website.  Click on research on the bar above.