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Development of numerical tools for the analysis of near-field acoustic data

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Development of numerical tools for the analysis of near-field acoustic data.

Rel. Sandra Pieraccini. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Aerospaziale, 2021

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This aeroacoustics research focuses on sound-field generated by a supersonic Mach 3 jet. The work is based on a high-speed dataset detected by Charles E. Tinney and John Valdez in the facilities of the University of Texas at Austin through schlieren imaging technique which is focused on the hydrodynamics field and acoustic near-field. During the treatment, we will use Data-Driven Modal Analysis, a powerful mathematical tool, which can separate the most important components of the sound-field: results of Proper Orthogonal Decomposition and multi-scale Proper Orthogonal Decomposition will be deeply analyzed to recognize known patterns. The so obtained modes show wavy patterns, and the study of the main wave features like propagation path, and traveling speed allows us to identify them as Mach waves: they occur when turbulent structures inside the inner layer of the jet travel with a supersonic convective speed, and travel along a 45° inclined propagation path at speed of sound. Mach waves are responsible for the most annoying noise component of a jet: crackle noise. This particular kind of noise is generated by the steepening of Mach waves which may come close to a saw-tooth-like structure characterized by sharp compressions followed by gradual expansions. Through Skewness, a statistical indicator, we will discover how steepening is slightly detected and so, in the narrow area analyzed, crackle noise will not be detected.

Relators: Sandra Pieraccini
Academic year: 2020/21
Publication type: Electronic
Number of Pages: 69
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Aerospaziale
Classe di laurea: New organization > Master science > LM-20 - AEROSPATIAL AND ASTRONAUTIC ENGINEERING
Aziende collaboratrici: Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/18915
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