Large Eddy Simulations of Hot Supersonic Jets for Aeroacoustics

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,959.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-09-C-0341
Agency Tracking Number:
N09A-008-0077
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Combustion Research and Flow Technology, Inc.
6210 Kellers Church Road, Pipersville, PA, 18947
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
929950012
Principal Investigator:
Neeraj Sinha
Vice President & Technical Director
(215) 766-1520
sinha@craft-tech.com
Business Contact:
Neeraj Sinha
Vice President & Technical Director
(215) 766-1520
sinha@craft-tech.com
Research Institution:
Purdue University
Anastasios S Lyrintzis
School of Aero. and Astro.
701 W. Stadium Avenue
West Lafayette, IN, 47907 2045
(765) 494-5142
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The noise from the turbulent, hot, supersonic jets at take-offs and landings as well as high-Mach cruise at altitude dominates noise emanating from other powerplant components and has significant safety implications for launch personnel, as well as environmental impacts of noise pollution around military installation. Noise generation mechanisms of supersonic jets are quite complex and different than those of subsonic jets typically encountered in the exhausts of high-bypass ratio transport aircraft powerplants, with the large-scale turbulence structures being dominant in supersonic jets. Intense Eddy Mach wave radiation from regions along the jet shear layer is produced by the large-scale turbulence structures convected supersonically relative to the ambient medium. Additionally, oblique shock cell quasi-periodic structures, the result of imperfectly expanded supersonic jets, are noise radiation sources and contribute to discrete tone screech and broadband frequency noise. CRAFT Tech and Purdue University will develop and apply an innovative high-fidelity, hybrid RANS-LES method to characterize the noise sources in the near-field and mid-field of these hot, supersonic jets with realistic engine boundary conditions and nozzle geometry, with the farfield noise emissions obtained using integral techniques. The model will be applied to the analysis of noise attenuation concepts under consideration for military aircrafts.

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