A Study of the Influence of Microbubbles on Hydrodynamic Flow Noise

John M. Killen, Scott D. Crist

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Abstract

A test facility has been constructed for the measurement of flow noise generated by a rotating cylinder in water. Measurements were made of radiated flow noise in water for a frequency range of 5 to 80 kiloHertz. The surface velocities of the cylinder were varied from 44 to 100 fps. The total air content of the water was varied from 7 to 27 ppm. The radiated flow noise was observed to increase as the sixth power of the surface velocity for low frequencies. For high frequencies, the flow noise increased as the tenth power of the velocity. Release of air bubbles by shear had no effect on radiated flow noise other than to reduce the measured level of the noise.
Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - Apr 1966

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