Noise Generation in Transonic Wind Tunnels.
Final rept. Jun 73-Jun 74,
ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AIR FORCE STATION TENN
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In an attempt to determine the parameters characterizing the noise environment in transonic tunnels, noise-generating mechanisms for porous-wall tunnels with 60-deg inclined holes were isolated and studied. The noise environment in the test section is separated into three distinct parts the noise due to jet flow through the porous walls, a wall hole-tunnel resonance phenomena, and the turbulent boundary layer on the test section walls and in the diffuser. Each part is analyzed separately for the effects of aerodynamic and geometric flow constraints on the frequency and power characteristics. The contribution of each of the acoustic models to the test section free-stream fluctuating pressure level is also examined.
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