Analysing the structure of the acoustic analogy based-high frequency Green’s function in non-axi-symmetric sheared flows via a Ray tracing solver

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The chevron nozzle remains a popular approach aimed at reducing jet noise. It works by breaking up large turbulence structures and by increasing mixing, but it also effects propagation of sound. In this study, we investigate the effect of chevron-type mean flow in an acoustic analogy model where the wave propagation reduces to the solution of the Rayleigh equation and is calculated using a ray theory model for a jet represented by a transversely sheared mean flow. Since the generalised acoustic analogy (GAA) shows that the acoustic pressure is given by the convolution product of a rank-2 tensor propagator and the fluctuating Reynolds Stress, we determine the propagator (that is related to the vector adjoint Green's function of the linearised Euler operator) using the high frequency Ray theory developed by Goldstein (J. S. V., Vol. 80, p. 499, 1982) under an isotropic model of the fluctuating Reynolds stress. We calculate the Rayleigh equation Green’s function at high frequencies for a series of chevron mean flow patterns with multiple lobes. Our results reveal that the chevron jet introduces much more non-periodic spatial modulation of the Green’s function with a local minima in amplitude within the jet. We conclude by discussing how this explains the observed reduction in sound.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2019
Event72nd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics : Division of Fluid Dynamics - Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, United States
Duration: 23 Nov 201926 Nov 2019


Conference72nd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics
Abbreviated titleAPS-DFD
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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  • jet noise
  • acoustic analogies
  • applied mathematics

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