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Section: Application Domains


Two particular subjects have retained our attention recently.

Aeroacoustics, or more precisely, acoustic propagation in a moving compressible fluid, has been for our team a very challenging topic, which gave rise to a lot of open questions, from the modeling until the numerical approximation of existing models. Our works in this area are partially supported by Airbus Group. The final objective is to reduce the noise radiated by planes.

Musical acoustics constitutes a particularly attractive application. We are concerned by the simulation of musical instruments. The objective is both a better understanding of the behavior of existing instruments and an aid for the manufacturing of new instruments. We have successively considered the timpani, the guitar and the piano. This activity is continuing in the framework of the European Project BATWOMAN.