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Tonal fan-noise radiation from aeroengine bypass with serrated end treatments

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Hanbo Jiang

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Clear Water Bay Kowloon, Hong Kong 999077 Hong Kong jianghb@pku.edu.cn

Xun Huang

No. 5, Yi Heyuan Road Haidian, Beijing 100871 China huangxun@pku.edu.cn

1Corresponding author.

Manuscript received November 29, 2018; final manuscript received May 7, 2019; published online xx xx, xxxx. Assoc. Editor: Li He.

ASME doi:10.1115/1.4043882 History: Received November 29, 2018; Accepted May 08, 2019

Abstract

Chevrons, which are also known as serrations, are initially developed to suppress jet noise radiating from aero-engine nozzles. The associated fluid mechanics are already well known. Compared to jet noise, turbomachinery fan noise has become relatively more important along with the ever-increasing bypass ratio. However, it is still unclear whether the trailing-edge chevrons on the bypass duct would attenuate fan noise and, if the answer is yes, what is the associated mechanism. In this work, we first use a theoretical model based on the Wiener-Hopf method to rapidly conduct parametric studies across a number of different set-ups. The results from such a theoretical model suggest that the chevrons are also effective in the reduction of fan noise scattering. Next, we perform high-fidelity computational fluid and acoustic simulations for a realistic aero-engine with some representative set-ups, and the results further confirm the effectiveness of chevrons. Both analytical and numerical results show the associated noise control mechanism, that is, chevrons would induce acoustic mode conversion (especially from low modes to high modes), which shall further results in evanescent waves in the radial direction and the final noise reduction at various radiation angles. The findings may find applications in next-generation low-noise aero-engine design.

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