Simulations and experiments of dual high-speed impinging jets

Mary L. Houston, Joseph W. Nichols, Fernando Zigunov, Prabu Sellappan, Farrukh Alvi

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Aeroacoustic characteristics of small diameter high-speed impinging jets are investigated experimentally and numerically. A single round jet perpendicularly striking a flat surface generates loud, tonal noise due to the resonance between instabilities in the jet shear layer and acoustic feedback from the impingement plate. The addition of a second impinging jet placed laterally near to the first disrupts this tone generating mechanism. These phenomena are investigated experimentally using Schlieren imaging and near-field microphone measurements. We also apply high-fidelity Large Eddy Simulation (LES) using unstructured meshes to resolve the entire three dimensional flow field and compare to experimental measurements. We consider under expanded cold jets of design Mach numbers 1 and 1.5 operating in isolation, as well as a flow field where the two jets are laterally placed at 4.5 jet diameters. We investigate the acoustic properties of the simulated flow fields by extracting frequency information from pressure measurements in the shear layer. We identify shear layer features that are most significant in generation of near-field noise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624105609
StatePublished - 2018
EventAIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference, 2018 - Atlanta, United States
Duration: Jun 25 2018Jun 29 2018

Publication series

Name2018 AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference


OtherAIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference, 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
MLH gratefully acknowledges funding from the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates, the faculty at the Florida Center for Advanced Aero Propulsion and the research group led by Dr. Farrukh Alvi for facilitating the experimental portion of this research. Simulations were supported by a grant of computational resources by the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility.

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© 2018 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. All rights reserved.


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