Accession Number:

ADA199528

Title:

Fluctuating Wall Pressure and Vibratory Response of a Cylindrical Elastic Shell Due to Confined Jet Excitations

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL UNDERWATER SYSTEMS CENTER NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-07-15

Pagination or Media Count:

245.0

Abstract:

A theoretical and experimental study was conducted to investigate the flow-induced noise and vibration caused by confined jet flows in a cylindrical duct. Unrestricted pipe flow and flows restricted by various orifices were tested for a wide range of velocities to simulate the flow in piping systems. Wall pressure data showed that the noise levels vary with the pipes axial location, and the peak noise is located near the end of the jet potential core. A non-dimensional wall pressure spectrum was established for the various confined jets by the Strouhal relationship, where the length scale is the jet hydraulic diameter. This jet pressure spectrum agrees with the wall pressure spectrum of a turbulent boundary layer above a rigid plane. Correlations of wall pressure fluctuations and pipe wall acceleration signals showed that jet flows generate more deterministic features than pipe flow. The coherent functions of the wall pressure and pipe wall acceleration signals are relatively high near the exit of the jet. The high coherence is probably due to to the large-scale coherent structures. An analytical model was developed to study the effect of the turbulent jet flow field on the wall pressure and vibratory motion of the duct wall. Based on flow field measurements, the blocked surface pressure was calculated using Lighthills method, and then used to drive the fluid-filled shell. The wall pressure and pipe wall acceleration were determined by solving the coupled fluid-solid interaction problem. Cavitation noise.

Subject Categories:

  • Acoustics
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE