TONE-EXCITED JET - THEORY AND EXPERIMENTS.

K. K. Ahuja, J. Lepicovsky, C. K.W. Tam, P. J. Morris, R. H. Burrin

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Abstract

A detailed study to understand the phenomenon of broadband jet-noise amplification produced by upstream discrete-tone sound excitation has been carried out. This has been achieved by simultaneous acquisition of the acoustic, mean velocity, turbulence for this purpose under static and also flight-simulation conditions. An open-jet wind tunnel has been used to simulate the flight effects. Limited data on heated jets have also been obtained. To improve the physical understanding of the flow modifications, brought about by the upstream discrete-tone excitation, ensemble-averaged schlieren photographs of the jets have also been taken. Parallel to the experimental study, a mathematical model of the processes that lead to broadband-noise amplification by upstream tones has been developed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNASA Contractor Reports
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering

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    Ahuja, K. K., Lepicovsky, J., Tam, C. K. W., Morris, P. J., & Burrin, R. H. (1982). TONE-EXCITED JET - THEORY AND EXPERIMENTS. NASA Contractor Reports.