A simplified physical model, which described the generation of sound by a Helmholtz resonator upon flow excitation at its neck, was developed in the present investigation to study the drop in sound power transmission loss across such a resonator mounted on the wall of a duct conveying a low Mach number mean flow. Experiments were derived to validate the model. Mitigation methods derived according to the model were also tested experimentally. Results showed that the simplified model gave predictions which agreed with experimental observations. The proposed mitigation methods were also proved to be effective for building services application. It was also found that the sound intensity generated by the flow excited resonator scaled with approximately the ninth power of the flow velocity inside the duct.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Acoustics and Ultrasonics