DC-9 NOISE RETROFIT FEASIBILITY. VOLUME II. UPPER GOAL NOISE, PERFORMANCE AND COST EVALUATION

The work described in the report covers the work performed in Phase II of this program. This Upper Goal nacelle configuration study was directed toward noise reduction goals of 4, 4, 5, and 10 EPNdB at the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) Part 36 sideline, takeoff, cutback, and approach measurement conditions, respectively. Exhaust system development tests were conducted on an engine static test stand to evaluate the Upper Goal exhaust system. Components of the Upper Goal nacelle were designed and fabricated. The components were ground static tested for effect on engine performance and noise. The initial daisy-with-ejector configuration showed good acoustical results but with unacceptable performance losses, even after a number of modifications. An alternative configuration, using the same test hardware but adjusted to provide quieting by enlarging the nozzle area, essentially met acoustical and performance requirements. Static tests demonstrated predicted inflight noise reductions of 4.7, 4.0, 3.9, and 10.1 EPNdB at the sideline, takeoff, cutback, and approach measurement conditions, respectively, which approximate the FAA Upper Goal values. (Modified author abstract)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report dated Nov 73, AD-776 127.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Douglas Aircraft Company, Incorporated

    3855 Lakewood Boulevard
    Long Beach, CA  USA  90801
  • Authors:
    • Whallon, H D
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 159 p.

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00056999
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: MDC-J4356 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA72WA-3116
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jul 22 1974 12:00AM