Congratulations to Dr. Jianhui Cheng on Defending her Ph.D.

I’m pleased to see my student Dr. Jianhui Cheng defend her Ph.D. successfully at University of Florida. Title: THE APPLICATION OF INSTABILITY WAVE THEORY ON ACOUSTIC RADIATION WITHIN OFF-DESIGN SUPERSONIC JETS AND ON TWO-POINT STATISTICS WITHIN HIGH-SPEED FLOW OVER SHARP AND BLUNT CONES WITH PLASMA ACTUATION Abstract: The intense noise generated by large-scale turbulent structures …

Numerical prediction of loudness metrics for N-waves and shaped sonic booms in kinematic turbulence

Abstract, “The effects of a kinematic field of velocity fluctuations on the loudness metrics of two waveforms are examined with a three-dimensional one-way propagation solver. The waveforms consist of an N-wave and a simulated low-boom from NASA’s X-59 QueSST aircraft. The kinematic turbulence is generated using a von Karman composite spectrum, which is dependent on …