Interaction of jet noise with a nearby panel assembly

J. L. McGreevy, Alvin Bayliss, L. Maestrello

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A model of the interaction of the noise from a spreading subsonic jet with a panel-stringer assembly is studied numerically in two dimensions. The radiation resulting from this flow/acoustic/structure coupling is computed and analyzed in both the time and frequency domains. The jet is initially excited by a pulse-like source inserted into the flowfield. The pulse triggers instabilities associated with the inviscid instability of the jet mean flow shear layer. These instabilities in turn generate sound which provides the primary loading for the panels. The resulting structural vibration and radiation depends strongly on panel placement relative to the jet/nozzle configuration. Results are obtained for the panel responses as well as the transmitted and incident pressure. The effect of the panels is to act as a narrow filter, converting the relatively broadband forcing, heavily influenced by jet instabilities, into radiation concentrated in narrow spectral bands.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)577-585
Number of pages9
JournalAIAA journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering


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