INTERACTION BETWEEN AIR FLOW AND AIRBORNE SOUND IN A DUCT
Final rept., Feb 1963-Jan 1964
GOETTINGEN UNIV (GERMANY F R) PHYSIKALISCHES INST
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Several studies of the interaction between air flow and airborne sound in a duct were made. Three projects were investigated 1 The excitation of boundary layer distortions in a laminar boundary layer by simulated oscillatory flexural waves was investigated. Results show boundary layer waves are excited whenever the phase velocity of the flexure wave is in the instability range of the phase velocity of boundary layer waves. 2 The propagation of a pressure pulse wave front and the acoustic impedance of porous absorbers are examined in ducts with air flow. Measurements prove the sound energy of the wave front is directed towards the walls and the absorber impedance becomes nonlinear when the absorber is penetrated by the flow. 3 the effect on the acoustic radiation impedance of an orifice with flow discharge restricted by fences and diaphragms was investigated. The acoustic resistance was shown to increase at low frequencies due to the restrictions.