University of California, Irvine
Aeroacoustics Lab

ROTOR ACOUSTICS

Sponsorhip:  The Boeing Co.

As part of our comprehensive noise assessment, we are taking a fresh look at the phenomenon of jet-by-jet diffraction, namely how one jet plume scatters sound generated by another.   A theoretical/computational approach has produced results that agree well with experimental measurements done in the 1980s.    The predictions indicate that the jet is a significant scatterer of sound, almost as powerful as replacing the plume with a solid surface. 

The goal is to integrate jet-by-jet diffraction into the next-generation aircraft noise prediction tools developed by NASA.

Publication:

Papamoschou, D. , "Modeling of Jet-by-Jet Diffraction," AIAA-2013-0614 , 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Grapevine, TX, Jan. 7-10, 2013.  (PDF)

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE
JET AEROACOUSTICS LABORATORY

SUBSCALE SIMULATION OF GEARED TURBOFAN
Project sponsored by The Boeing Co.

GTF on outside test stand

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Movie of inital RPM test (AVI, 16 Mb).    Sensor indicated 58,000 RPM.

Fan rotor  (70-mm diameter)

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