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- Two sound shield models with dummy vacuum exhaust ducts were tested in a Mach 5 pilot quiet tunnel. The first model simulates a new sound shield of 3 in. (7.62 cm) inside diameter and the second model is a shield of 4 in. (10.16 cm) inside diameter. The dummy vacuum exhaust ducts were attached to the external housing of the models. The flow in the first model, which had a by pass mass flow ratio of about 0.6, could not be started except at the two highest test Reynolds numbers where only the central core flow region was started. The flow in the second model with a mass ratio of approximately 0.3 was fully started except at the lowest unit Reynolds number where some unsteadiness and partial flow separation at the wall was observed. Since the external housing and dummy vacuum ducts were the same for both models, these results indicate that the ratio of by pass mass flow to total mass flow for a wind tunnel sound shield of this particular design must be less than about 0.3. Hence, a lower limit is imposed on the inlet diameter of the sound shield in relation to the exit diameter of the wind tunnel nozzle. This lower limit on the inlet diameter may possibly be reduced by improvements in streamlining of the external housing and ducts, by reductions in blockage area, or by the use of external ducting shrouds.
- Document ID: 19760025113.
Accession ID: 76N32201.
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