Archives of Acoustics, 33, 4(S), pp. 129–134, 2008

Prediction of Turbofan Engine Noise Considering Diffraction at the Duct Outlet

University of Rzeszów, Institute of Physics

Wrocław University of Technology, Institute of Telecommunication Teleinformatics and Acoustics

The sound field produced by jet engine is extremely complicated due to nonlinear and turbulent effects and thus cannot be predicted exactly. The rise in air-transport causes a strong demand to evaluate the field with better accuracy than that given by baffled outlet and Kirchhoff integral. In the paper the radiation of sound from the inlet is considered with respect to results obtained for semi-infinite rigid cylindrical duct. Introduction of such a model, assuming the duct to be empty inside, is justified by increase of the by-pass ratio and the energy distribution inside the duct. The subsonic mean flow is assumed and the adequate wave equation is considered. The Prandtl–Glauert transformation is adopted.
Keywords: turbofan engine inlet noise, cylindrical unbaffled duct, Prandtl–Glauert transformation
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