The apparent acoustic source region of jet noise varies as a function of frequency. In this study, the variation of the apparent maximum source location with frequency is considered for an ideally expanded, unheated, Mach-1.8 jet with exit diameter of 20 mm. In this study, the source location is ascertained for one-third octave bands by evaluating peak cross-correlation between near-field linear microphone arrays at three sideline distances and a far-field microphone arc. The impact of the hydrodynamic field on correlation results is considered. Source locations determined by these means are compared with intensity analyses for the same jet [K. L. Gee et al., AIAA Paper 2017-3519 (2017)]. Correlational methods together with filtering can provide a straightforward measure of the acoustic origin as a function of frequency and thus inform optimal microphone array layout for specific frequency regimes.
Frequency-dependent jet noise source localization using cross-correlation between near and far-field microphone arrays
Jacob A. Ward, S. Hales Swift, Kent L. Gee, Tracianne B. Neilsen, Koji Okamoto, Masahito Akamine; Frequency-dependent jet noise source localization using cross-correlation between near and far-field microphone arrays. Proc. Mtgs. Acoust. 4 December 2017; 31 (1): 040005. https://doi.org/10.1121/2.0000810
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