Dr Michael Joseph Kingan
BE (Hons), PhD
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
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
- 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.
- (2018). Sound transmission through cylindrical structures using a wave and finite element method. Wave Motion10.1016/j.wavemoti.2018.07.009
- 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.
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
- 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