Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Adrian Sescu

Committee Member

Eric Collins

Committee Member

Davy M. Belk

Date of Degree


Original embargo terms


Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access


Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science


James Worth Bagley College of Engineering


Department of Aerospace Engineering


The design of aircraft propulsion configurations must digress from the typical configurations that are utilized on the majority of aircraft in order to consider the effects of environmental issues as well as the noise that is generated from the engines. One unconventional approach under consideration involves rectangular jets near flat surfaces that are parallel to the jet axis. This type of configuration makes an attempt to muffle the noise that propagates to the ground, but previous experimental work showed that the noise generated by this configuration was actually increased due to the effect that the plate trailing edge exerts on the flow. In this thesis, a large eddy simulation study is conducted to determine whether wall deformations at the plate trailing edge could reduce the jet noise. A high aspect ratio rectangular nozzle is placed over a flat surface featuring sinusoidal deformations at the trailing edge. A range of amplitudes and wavenumbers, characterizing the deformations at the trailing edge, is considered to determine the parameter range that corresponds to noise reduction.