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Propeller unsteady distortion noise

Robison, RAV and Peake, N (2010) Propeller unsteady distortion noise. 16th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference (31st AIAA Aeroacoustics Conference).

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Turbulence, as naturally occurs in the atmosphere, is known to become highly anisotropic in the presence of the flow induced by a propeller. This turbulent distortion, caused by the streamtube contraction, significantly affects the tonal content of the radiated noise due to turbulence ingestion. We present here an analytic framework in which turbulent distortion may be assessed for any irrotational mean flow which approaches uniform axial flow far upstream. Sound spectra are presented for the case of two rotors in close proximity, for which the distortion is asymmetric. Quantities such as the turbulence spectrum at the rotor face and sound directivity then vary with azimuthal angle φ. © 2010 by Rosalyn A.V. Robison & N. Peake.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div A > Energy
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2019 03:50
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2021 14:37
DOI: 10.2514/6.2010-3798