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A compact silencer for the control of compressor noise
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering.
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering.
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7898-8643
2014 (English)In: SAE International Journal of Engines, ISSN 1946-3936, Vol. 7, no 3, 1572-1578 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Current trends for IC-engines are driving the development of more efficient engines with higher specific power. This is true for both light and heavy duty vehicles and has led to an increased use of super-charging. The super-charging can be both in the form of a single or multi-stage turbo-charger driven by exhaust gases, or via a directly driven compressor. In both cases a possible noise problem can be a strong Blade Passing Frequency (BPF) typically in the kHz range and above the plane wave range. In this paper a novel type of compact dissipative silencer developed especially to handle this type of problem is described and optimized. The silencer is based on a combination of a micro-perforated (MPP) tube backed by a locally reacting cavity. The combined impedance of micro-perforate and cavity is chosen to match the theoretical optimum known as the Cremer impedance at the mid-frequency in the frequency range of interest. Due to the high damping achieved at the Cremer optimum (hundreds of dB/m) it is easy to create a compact silencer with a significant damping (say > 30 dB) in a range larger than an octave. Both simulations and experimental tests of the novel silencer are presented based on a light duty vehicle application.

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SAE International , 2014. Vol. 7, no 3, 1572-1578 p.
Keyword [en]
Airships, Damping, Engines, Internal combustion engines, Noise pollution, Research aircraft, Blade passing frequency, Compressor noise, Directly-driven, Experimental test, Frequency ranges, Heavy duty vehicles, Light duty vehicles, Mid-frequencies, Exhaust gases
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Mechanical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-176208DOI: 10.4271/2014-01-2060ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84929077315OAI: diva2:873114

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Available from: 2015-11-23 Created: 2015-11-02 Last updated: 2016-12-05Bibliographically approved

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