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Title: Aerofoil geometry effects on turbulence interaction noise
Author: Paruchuri, Chaitanya
ISNI:       0000 0004 6496 9187
Awarding Body: University of Southampton
Current Institution: University of Southampton
Date of Award: 2017
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Fan broadband is one of the dominant noise sources on an aircraft engine, particularly at approach. The dominant noise generation mechanism is due to turbulent- aerofoil interaction noise (TAI). This thesis investigates the effect of changes in 2D aerofoil geometry on TAI noise. The main focus of this thesis is to attempt to reduce it through the development of innovative leading edge geometries. The first two chapters of the thesis deals with an experimental and numerical investigation into the effect of aerofoil geometry on interaction noise on single aerofoils and on cascades. Consistent with previous work, they show that variations in aerofoil parameters, such as aerofoil thickness, leading edge nose radius and camber, produce only a small changes in broadband interaction noise at approach conditions. Subsequent chapters deal with the development of innovative leading edge serration profiles aimed at reducing interaction noise. Chapter 4 is a detailed study into the limitations of single-wavelength serrations in reducing interaction noise. The optimum profile is identified. Chapters 5, 6 and 7 all deal with the development of innovative profiles that can provide up to 10dB of additional noise reductions compared to single-wavelength serrations. For each of the profiles investigated a simple model is developed to aid the understanding of their interaction mechanism.
Supervisor: Joseph, Phillip Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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