A prediction method for aerodynamic sound produced by multiple elements in air ducts

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Abstract

A prediction method for aerodynamic sound produced by the interaction of multiple elements in a low speed flow duct has been developed. Same as the previous works of Mak and Yang for two in-duct elements, the concept of partially coherent sound fields is adopted to formulate the sound powers produced by interaction of multiple in-duct elements at frequencies below and above the cut-on frequency of the lowest transverse duct mode. An interaction factor is finally defined as a result of a simple relationship between the sound power due to the interaction of multiple in-duct elements and that due to a single in-duct element. The present study suggests that it is possible to predict the level and spectral distribution of the additional acoustic energy produced by the interaction of multiple in-duct elements. The proposed method therefore can form a basis of a generalized prediction method for aerodynamic sound produced by multiple in-duct elements in a ventilation system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-403
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Sound and Vibration
Volume287
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Oct 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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