Caroline Lubert


Research Description

My research focuses on predicting the high-frequency noise - particularly Turbulent Mixing Noise and Shock Associated Noise (SAN) - emitted by turbulent Coanda wall jets. Recently my research has been focused on rocket launch noise, which can cause high levels of unexpected vibration (vibroacoustics) leading to potentially catastrophic damage to the payload and cargo module. My current work focusses on the application of the Parker-Sochacki Method to the prediction of SAN within rocket exhaust jets.

  • PhD in Engineering, 1988, University of Exeter, UK
  • BS in Mathematics, 1984, University of Exeter, UK
Select Publications
  • Lubert, C.P., Gee, K., and Tsutsumi, S. (2022). Supersonic jet noise from launch vehicles: 50 years since NASA SP-8072., The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2022,  DOI:10.1121/10.0009160, Corpus ID: 246575198
  • Gee, K.L., Lubert, C.P., Wall, A.T., and Tsutsumi, S. (2018). Summary of Supersonic Jet and Rocket Noise, Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, 31, (
  • Lubert, C.P. (2018). Sixty Years of Launch Vehicle Acoustics, Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, 31 (
  • Lubert. C.P., Romero, J.N., Sochacki, J.S., and Woodstock, Z.C. (2016). Rocket Launch Noise and the Coanda Effect, AIAA Paper No. 016-5625, Proceedings  American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, September 2016.
  • Lubert. C.P., Schwantes, C.R., & Shafer, R.J. (2016). An Investigation of Shock Wave Formation in Turbulent Coanda Wall Jets, International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, 21(2), pp199-208.

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