Aeroacoustics of High-Speed Jet Impingement

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-10-C-0464
Agency Tracking Number: N102-133-0356
Amount: $149,951.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: N102-133
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
6210 Kellers Church Road, Pipersville, PA, 18947
DUNS: 929950012
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Neeraj Sinha
 Vice President & Technica
 (215) 766-1520
Business Contact
 Brian York
Title: Treasurer & Principal Sci
Phone: (215) 766-1529
Research Institution
The noise from the turbulent, hot, supersonic jets at take-offs and landings dominates noise emanating from other powerplant components and has significant safety implications for launch personnel, as well as by the integrity of the structural components of the deck itself. With the impending induction of the JSF/F-35B into the US Navy in the near-future, concerns regarding noise emissions have taken added prominence. Unique to the JSF/F-35B is the requirement for it to operate in short takeoff and vertical landing (STOVL) mode on smaller ships, with the exhaust nozzle being vectored vertically downwards to produce lift. Jet impingement on the deck gives rise to resonant tones that are produced by a powerful acoustic feedback loop formed between the ground plane and trailing edge of the exhaust nozzle via the ambient medium. Similar noise issues also exist with regards to exhaust impingement on the jet blast deflector (JBD) on carriers. CRAFT Tech and Purdue University will extend and demonstrate an innovative high-fidelity LES method towards characterization of the noise sources associated with high-speed impinging jets. The farfield noise emissions will be obtained with integral techniques that will be extended for jet impingement. The model will be validated against laboratory data.

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