Flow noise from spoilers in ducts

Cheuk Ming Mak, Jia Wu, Chao Ye, Jun Yang

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Measurements of flow noise produced by strip spoilers in the air duct of a ventilation system and radiated from an open exhaust termination unit into a reverberation chamber have been made. The results agree with the previous work of Nelson and Morfey [J. Sound Vib. 79, 263-289 (1981)]. Prediction of flow noise produced by multiple spoilers requires the values of the ratio of the mean drag forces that act on the spoilers, the phase relationship between the fluctuating drag forces that act on the spoilers, and the coherence function of the noise sources. The latter is empirically derived from the measured results, where the predicted results agree well with the experimental results within 3 dB at most frequencies except for very high frequencies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3756-3765
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jun 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics


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