Mississippi State University
Davy M. Belk
Date of Degree
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Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science
James Worth Bagley College of Engineering
Department of Aerospace Engineering
The design of aircraft propulsion configurations must digress from the typical configurations that are utilized on the majority of aircraft in order to consider the effects of environmental issues as well as the noise that is generated from the engines. One unconventional approach under consideration involves rectangular jets near flat surfaces that are parallel to the jet axis. This type of configuration makes an attempt to muffle the noise that propagates to the ground, but previous experimental work showed that the noise generated by this configuration was actually increased due to the effect that the plate trailing edge exerts on the flow. In this thesis, a large eddy simulation study is conducted to determine whether wall deformations at the plate trailing edge could reduce the jet noise. A high aspect ratio rectangular nozzle is placed over a flat surface featuring sinusoidal deformations at the trailing edge. A range of amplitudes and wavenumbers, characterizing the deformations at the trailing edge, is considered to determine the parameter range that corresponds to noise reduction.
Horner, Colby N., "Numerical investigation of the effect of trailing edge deformations on noise from jets exhausting over flat plates" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 5193.