Modal analysis of jet near-field pressure fluctuation

Jean-Philippe Brazier, Maxime Huet, Olivier Léon, Maxime Itasse
2016 International journal of numerical methods for heat & fluid flow  
Purpose Unstable Kelvin-Helmholtz waves are suspected to be responsible for a large part of low-frequency noise radiation in high-speed jets. The purpose of this paper is to check the coherence of several numerical and experimental data concerning this phenomenon, in the particular case of a cold subsonic jet. Design/methodology/approach In the present work, a cross investigation of the near pressure field is performed on three different data sets: LES computations, PSE semi-modal computations
more » ... nd microphone measurements, in order to determine the local amplitudes of unstable waves. Findings The large coherent structures are found in both LES and experimental results and they are also in good agreement with direct semi-modal computations carried out with the PSE approach. Originality/value This work confirms that the unstable wave packets can be extracted from both LES and experimental results, provided that an appropriate modal decomposition is performed.
doi:10.1108/hff-07-2015-0289 fatcat:rxb3fmbl2ffdzkgls2cuapqbqq