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Experiments in Fluids

, 54:1531 | Cite as

Aeroacoustic source analysis using time-resolved PIV in a free jet

  • David E. S. BreakeyEmail author
  • John A. Fitzpatrick
  • Craig Meskell
Research Article
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  1. Application of Laser Techniques to Fluid Mechanics 2012

Abstract

Time-resolved particle image velocimetry (TR-PIV) has become a valuable tool for spatio-temporally resolved flow measurements. Current camera and laser technology has advanced such that time-domain events leading to sound generation can now be resolved over a reasonable spatial extent. This paper reports on the application of TR-PIV for the analysis of aeroacoustic sources in a free jet using the direct correlation between in-flow velocity fluctuations on the jet center-line and near-field pressure fluctuations. This correlation is considered both in the time domain and in the frequency domain (coherence), and the effect of TR-PIV errors on these estimates is considered by comparison to hot-wire anemometer measurements. In addition, a recently developed wavelet filtering technique is used to separate the acoustic and hydrodynamic components of recorded near-field pressure signals, enabling a gain in the signal-to-noise ratio. The results show that TR-PIV can recover the same time-domain correlation available from hot-wire and traditional PIV measurements, but that the frequency-domain estimates are corrupted by error, particularly at high frequencies. This result negates the principal benefit of using TR-PIV over PIV (the availability of coherence estimates). Despite this result, an analysis of the correlation signature gives evidence that large-scale, convecting, wave-like structures are associated with sound production, a result consistent with observations by many recent investigators. The analysis shows that in the presence of such large-scale structures, noise source localization based on the traditional correlation technique is ambiguous.

Keywords

Particle Image Velocimetry Sound Source Particle Image Velocimetry Measurement Cylinder Case Tandem Cylinder 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

This work was supported by Science Foundation Ireland under contract number 09/RFP/ENM2469. The first author was also supported by a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada postgraduate scholarship.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David E. S. Breakey
    • 1
    Email author
  • John A. Fitzpatrick
    • 1
  • Craig Meskell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing EngineeringTrinity CollegeDublinIreland

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