Simulations of Acoustic Waves in a Turbo-Fan Engine Air Intake
2010 (English)In: 16th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference (31st AIAA Aeroacoustics Conference), 2010Conference paper (Other academic)
In this work, propagation of acoustic waves in the air intake of an turbo-fan engine are simulated using a commercial Navier-Stokes solver. Three different acoustic modes are studied, the first and second radial mode with no azimuthal variation and the first radial mode with four lobes in the azimuthal direction. From the results it can be concluded that the propagation of sound waves in a curved intake can indeed be simulated using a commercial CFD solver. Also, the acoustic source, when given as a boundary condition, should be set at the fan plane. A strong influence of the flow or the curved geometry is identified, yielding a focusing of sound waves to the middle part of the duct. A transmission loss of the acoustic power from the fan plane to the inlet plane of around 5 dB is identified for the first radial modes for acoustic powers in the interval [128 db, 158 dB]. Non-linear effects are identified for powers of 148 dB and higher, which seems reasonable. Finally, a shielding effect of supersonic regions is identified.
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Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-77812ScopusID: 2-s2.0-78649530804OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-77812DiVA: diva2:492090
16th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, June 7-9, 2010
QC 2012002082012-02-072012-02-072012-02-08Bibliographically approved