Noise Source Location in Turbomachinery Using Coherence Based Modal Decomposition

Gareth Bennett, Ciarán O'Reilly, Ulf Tapken, John Fitzpatrick
2009 15th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference (30th AIAA Aeroacoustics Conference)   unpublished
Coherence based source analysis techniques can be used to identify the contribution of turbomachinery core noise sources to pressure measurements in the far-field. The usual approach is to locate a measurement sensor within the engine and to calculate the ordinary coherence function between this and the far-field pressure measurement. If the internal measurement is close to a dominant noise source, the technique will identify this sources' contribution to the overall far-field energy. Modal
more » ... d energy. Modal decomposition is an advanced technique which can provide detailed information as to the modal content of sound propagating in ducts. When applied to aero-engines, the technique can be used as a diagnostic to determine which of the many rotor-stator stages contribute most to the overall radiated sound power. The method developed in this paper discusses how the two techniques can be combined to locate the plane at which a mode is generated within an aeroengine. A proof of concept of the technique is successfully demonstrated with the use of simulated data.
doi:10.2514/6.2009-3367 fatcat:q4wfif224fh37jigyqqqihxjyi