Murray, Nathan E.
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science
James Worth Bagley College of Engineering
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Noise pollution from aircraft is an ever-increasing issue in urban areas. Venting exhaust over body panels could reduce perceived sound pressure levels (SPL) by absorption or redirection. This paper investigates the farield spectra and sound propagation of a flat panel held near an axis-symmetric supersonic jet. In contrast to typical radial acquisition, Overall sound pressure level (OASPL) contours are constructed from a 9 by 23 cartesian acquisition gird, spaced equidistantly at 3.67 Jet Diameters (Dj). Three panel configurations each at three nozzle pressure ratios (NPR) are discussed. Additionally, a source finding algorithm is developed and shows source locations by frequency. Panel presence for nozzle design conditions result in a near flat increase in SPL across the acquired spectrum, while over and under expanded nozzle cases show the propagation of resonant modes.
Perry, Stephen, "Overall Sound Pressure Level Contours of Jet Noise by Cartesian Acquisition Grid" (2018). Theses and Dissertations MSU. 3424.