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A weak-scattering model for turbine-tone haystacking outside the cone of silence

Powles, C.J., Tester, B.J. and McAlpine, A. (2011) A weak-scattering model for turbine-tone haystacking outside the cone of silence International Journal of Aeroacoustics, 10, (1), pp. 17-50. (doi:10.1260/1475-472X.10.1.17).

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We consider the scattering of sound by turbulence in a jet shear layer. The turbulent, time-varying inhomogeneities in the flow scatter tonal sound fields in such a way as to give spectral broadening, which decreases the level of the incident tone, but increases the broadband level around the frequency of the tone. The scattering process is modelled for observers outside the cone of silence of the jet, using high-frequency asymptotic methods and a weak-scattering assumption. An analytical model for the far-field power spectral density of the scattered field is derived, and the result is compared to experimental data. The model correctly predicts the behaviour of the scattered field as a function of jet velocity and tone frequency

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Published date: February 2011
Organisations: Fluid Dynamics & Acoustics Group


Local EPrints ID: 172729
ISSN: 1475-472X
PURE UUID: dc146165-fd77-4df8-933c-84f64b836079
ORCID for A. McAlpine: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 28 Jan 2011 12:07
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 12:13

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