Dr Michael Joseph Kingan

BE (Hons), PhD

Biography

I obtained my PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Canterbury, investigating the aeroacoustic noise produced by an aerofoil. Following my PhD I worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow and then a lecturer at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at the University of Southampton. During this time I worked mainly investigating the noise produced by Advanced Open Rotor engines. Since joining the University of Auckland in 2015 I have continued my research in aeroacoustics and have broadened my research interests into topics related to wind energy, vibroacoustics and building acoustics. I lead the Acoustics Testing Service at the University of Auckland, which provides testing and contract research services primarily to commercial clients. I am manager of the Acoustics Laboratories and Deputy Director of the Acoustics Research Centre (ARC).

Research | Current

  • Aeroacoustics: Noise from Contra-Rotating Advanced Open Rotors, Jet-Wing Interaction Noise.
  • Vibroacoustics/Building Acoustics: Development of a Wave and Finite Element Method for Predicting Sound Transmission, Rain Noise.
  • Wind Energy: Aerodynamics of Ducted Wind Turbines.

Teaching | Current

MECHENG 311 Thermal Engineering

MECHENG 325 Dynamics of Fluids and Structures

MECHENG 712 Aerohydrodynamics

MECHENG 713 Energy Technology

MECHENG 726 Acoustics for Engineers

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Member of the Acoustical Society of New Zealand

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Yang, Y., Mace, B. R., & Kingan, M. J. (2018). Wave and finite element method for predicting sound transmission through finite multi-layered structures with fluid layers. Computers & Structures, 204, 20-30. 10.1016/j.compstruc.2018.04.003
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Brian Mace, Yi Yang
  • Gaffney, J., McAlpine, A., & Kingan, M. J. (2018). A theoretical model of fuselage pressure levels due to fan tones radiated from the intake of an installed turbofan aero-engine. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 143 (6), 3394-3405. 10.1121/1.5038263
  • McKay, R., & Kingan, M. (2018). Experimentally isolating multi-rotor UAV propeller noise from motor noise. 25th International Congress on Sound and Vibration 2018, ICSV 2018: Hiroshima Calling.
  • Kingan, M. J., Yang, Y., & Mace, B. R. (2018). Sound transmission through cylindrical structures using a wave and finite element method. Wave Motion10.1016/j.wavemoti.2018.07.009
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Brian Mace, Yi Yang
  • Jiang, C., Yauwenas, Y., Fischer, J., Moreau, D., Doolan, C., Gao, J., ... Kingan, M. (2018). Control of rotor trailing edge noise using porous additively manufactured blades. 2018 AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference. 10.2514/6.2018-3792
  • Hioka, Y., Dodd, G., Kingan, M., & Schmid, G. (2018). An active learning coursework for engineering acoustics course. 25th International Congress on Sound and Vibration 2018, ICSV 2018: Hiroshima Calling.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/41403
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Yusuke Hioka, George Dodd, Gian Schmid
  • Yang, Y., Mace, B. R., & Kingan, M. J. (2017). Prediction of sound transmission through, and radiation from, panels using a wave and finite element method. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141 (4), 2452-2460. 10.1121/1.4977925
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Brian Mace, Yi Yang
  • Gaffney, J., McAlpine, A., & Kingan, M. J. (2017). Fuselage boundary-layer refraction of fan tones radiated from an installed turbofan aero-enginea. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141 (3), 1653-1663. 10.1121/1.4976965

Contact details

Primary office location

ENGINEERING BLOCK 1 - Bldg 401
Level 9, Room 908
20 SYMONDS ST
NZL
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand