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Branch of acoustics?[edit]

Is aeroacoustics a branch of acoustics or a branch of aeronautics? (talk) 12:58, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

Could be considered as a branch of aerodynamics. Salih (talk) 15:20, 10 January 2010 (UTC)
Not really. Although Aerodynamics deals with gas dynamics, it is mostly concerned with the global forces and moments produced on objects by flow, e.g. lift and drag. Aeronautics has played a very important part in the development of aeroacoustics as we now it today and it remains its most common application. The purpose of Aeroacoustics is to quantify the Noise generated by flow. Aeroacoustics delves into aerodynamics to some extent but it is definitely a branch of Acoustics (which is a branch of Mechanics in its own right). --Jadc197 (talk) 18:23, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

Article should be split[edit]

The article deals with three quite separate topics:

  • Aeroacoustics, a scientific/engineering discipline
  • Aeolian sound, a natural phenomenon with a long history
  • The Lighthill tensor, one particular math tool for the study of turbulence-generated sound

Each of these topics clearly deserves a separate article. One cannot assume, for example, that readers who look up "aeolian sound" will know (or care) about differential equations. And aeroacoustics includes many other things besides the mathematical model, such as engineering materials and methods, policies, etc.
--Jorge Stolfi (talk) 00:46, 24 February 2013 (UTC)