Mode-matching strategies in slowly varying engine ducts

N.C. Ovenden, S.W. Rienstra

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    A matching method is proposed to connect the CFD source region to the CAA propagation region of rotorstator interaction sound produced in a turbofan engine. The method is based on a modal decomposition across three neighbouring axial interfaces adjacent to the matching interface. The modal amplitudes are determined by a least-squares fit. By taking slowly varying modes the interface may be positioned in a duct section of varying cross section. Furthermore, the spurious reflections back into the CFD domain, which result from imperfect reflection-free CFD boundary conditions, can be filtered out by including both left and right-running modes in the matching. Although the method should be applicable to a wider range of acoustic models, it is implemented and favourably tested for the recently available relatively simple case of slowly varying modes in homentropic potential flow in lined ducts. Homentropic potential flow is a very relevant model for the inlet side, and a good model for the bypass side if swirl or other types of vorticity are not dominant in the mean flow. By matching with density or pressure perturbations any contamination of residual non-acoustical vorticity is avoided.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication 9th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference (Hilton Head SC, USA, May 12-14, 2003), Paper AIAA 2003-3139
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    Event9th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference - Hilton Head, United States
    Duration: 12 May 200314 May 2003


    Conference9th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference
    CountryUnited States
    CityHilton Head


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