Acoustic identification of coherent structures in a turbulent jet

G Guj, M Carley, R Camussi, A Ragni

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Fluid-dynamic events associated with noise generation in a subsonic jet are educed by conditioning in-flowvelocity and pressure signals on farfield sound measurements. The jet is located in an anechoic chamber, and farfield noise measurements are performedsimultaneously with in-flow anemometric and acousticmeasurements at a number of distances $x$ from thenozzle ($0\leq x/D \leq 20$, with $D$ the jetdiameter). The experimental data are then analyzed with a conditional averaging procedure using peaks in the acoustic signal as a trigger. An analysis of the method is developed and supported by numerical simulations. The averaging procedure permits the identification of the average time signatures of in-flow velocity and pressure associated with noise-generating coherent structures in the flow, their position at the emitting instants and their temporal statistics. The physical properties of the events associated with the averaged time signatures are then discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1037-1065
Number of pages29
JournalJournal of Sound and Vibration
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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