A model is proposed for the change in turbulent structure of a round jet in the presence of an acoustic excitation. The excitation is assumed to trigger instability waves of a known initial amplitude at the jet exit. As these waves propagate downstream they extract energy from the mean flow and transfer it to the random turbulence. This results in an increase in the levels of the turbulence and a resulting increase in the radiated broadband noise. No calculations are presented for the noise radiation; however, an examination is made of the effect of excitation level and frequency on the jet flow.
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