Predictions of the Acoustic Nearfield on a Carrier Deck

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-10-C-0525
Agency Tracking Number: N102-128-1139
Amount: $79,680.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N102-128
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
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Woman Owned: Y
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Principal Investigator
 Michael Yang
 Senior Project Engineer
 (858) 480-2040
Business Contact
 Ronan Cunningham
Title: Director, Business Develo
Phone: (858) 480-2015
Research Institution
The noise levels caused by the jet plumes of modern high-performance military jets are a health hazard to nearby service personnel as well as a significant fatigue load. A methodology is proposed to derive source models for supersonic jet engines which can be used to predict propagation into the near- and far-field. Proprietary experimental databases will be used to express the source models as partial fields and wavepackets. Partial fields are calculated in a way that represents as much of the total energy in as few basis functions as possible. The underlying physics are not considered, but this approach is very robust since the capture of the total energy is the goal. Wavepackets have a higher physical relevance and if a deep understanding of the physics is available, predictions of jet noise sources may be made for configurations that have not been explicitly tested. These models will be integrated into a leading commercial vibroacoustic code and the sound will be propagated using the Boundary Element Method (BEM), which can model the effects of reflecting surfaces such as the aircraft carrier deck or jet blast deflectors without the meshing difficulties or extremely high computational expense of the finite element method.

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