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Problem 3: Siren

If you direct an air flow onto a rotating disk with holes, a sound may be heard. Explain this phenomenon and investigate how the sound characteristics depend on the relevant parameters.

I. Phenomenon Demonstration

II. Books, Encyclopedia, Discussion and Forum Posts

III. Research Paper

  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Containing Papers of a Mathematical and Physical Character 98, 414 (1921).
  • Regina Collecchia, Dan Somen, and Kevin McElroy. 2014. The Siren Organ. Proceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Goldsmiths, University of London, pp. 391–394.
  • Shalash, K., Şahin, F. C., & Schiffmann, J. Non-linear transfer function identification of pressure probes using Siren Disks. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 91, 459–469. (2018). 


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