DC-9 Noise Retrofit Feasibility. Volume II. Upper Goal Noise, Performance and Cost Evaluation.
Final rept. Jan-Sep 73,
DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CO LONG BEACH CALIF
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The work described in the report covers the work performed in Phase II of this program. This Upper Goal nacelle configuration study was directed toward noise reduction goals of 4, 4, 5, and 10 EPNdB at the Federal Aviation Regulations FAR Part 36 sideline, takeoff, cutback, and approach measurement conditions, respectively. Exhaust system development tests were conducted on an engine static test stand to evaluate the Upper Goal exhaust system. Components of the Upper Goal nacelle were designed and fabricated. The components were ground static tested for effect on engine performance and noise. The initial daisy-with-ejector configuration showed good acoustical results but with unacceptable performance losses, even after a number of modifications. An alternative configuration, using the same test hardware but adjusted to provide quieting by enlarging the nozzle area, essentially met acoustical and performance requirements. Static tests demonstrated predicted inflight noise reductions of 4.7, 4.0, 3.9, and 10.1 EPNdB at the sideline, takeoff, cutback, and approach measurement conditions, respectively, which approximate the FAA Upper Goal values. Modified author abstract
- Civilian Aircraft
- Jet and Gas Turbine Engines