The design and development of an automatic control system for the in-duct cancellation of spinning modes of sound
- Harrington, W. W.
- Jun 1, 1973.
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- The reduction is discussed of the discrete tones generated by jet engines which is essential for jet aircraft to meet present and proposed noise standards. The discrete tones generated by the blades and vanes propagate in the inlet and exhaust duct in the form of spiraling acoustic waves, or spinning modes. The reduction of these spinning modes by the cancellation effect of the combination of two acoustic fields was investigated. The spinning mode synthesizer provided the means for effective study of this noise reduction scheme. Two sets of electrical-acoustical transducers located in an equally-spaced circular array simultaneously generate a specified spinning mode and the cancelling mode. Analysis of the wave equation for the synthesizer established the optimum cancelling array acoustic parameters for maximum sound pressure level reduction. The parameter dependence of the frequency ranges of propagation of single, specified circumferential modes generated by a single array, and of effective cancellation of the modes generated by two arrays, was determined. Substantial sound pressure level reduction was obtained for modes within these limits.
- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19730023807., Accession ID: 73N32540., and NASA-CR-132317.
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