A model problem for sound radiation by an installed jet

Petrônio A.S. Nogueira, André V.G. Cavalieri, Peter Jordan

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A model for sound generation by a jet in the vicinity of a flat plate, mimicking an exhaust jet installed near an aircraft wing, is presented. An earlier model (Cavalieri et al. J. Sound Vib. 333 (2014) 6516—6531) is further simplified by considering that the sound source is an axially-extended, cylindrical wavepacket concentrated on the jet lipline, and that this source is scattered by the trailing edge of a semi-infinite flat plate; the model is shown to match earlier results and considerably simplifies the analysis. It is used to evaluate how the parameters of the problem influence sound radiation by subsonic jets. We use the model to evaluate how geometrical parameters of jet-plate configurations modify the radiated sound. The acoustic radiation is particularly sensitive to the jet-plate distance due to the exponential radial decay of near-field disturbances; the relative axial position of jet and trailing edge is shown to play a comparably minor role. Finally, changes in the sweep angle of the trailing edge considerably modify the radiated sound, leading to significant reductions of the acoustic intensity in some directions. The sweep-angle dependency of installed jet noise is further explored by appealing to the wavenumber transform of the tailored Green’s function used to compute the scattered field; insight is thus provided on how jet-wing configurations might be designed so as to reduce installation noise.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication22nd AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781624103865
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
EventAIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference 2016 - Lyon, France
Duration: 30 May 20161 Jun 2016
Conference number: 22nd


ConferenceAIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference 2016
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