Axial acoustical source strength distributions of subsonic jets have been investigated using a directional microphone system in an anechoic chamber. The directional microphone system uses the imaging principle of a spherical concave reflector and is diffraction limited thereby resulting in a loss of resolution. A special numerical method has been developed to recover the 'apparent' axial source strength distribution from the diffracted data. Measurements have been performed in the far field of 1/2 inch, 1 inch, and 2 inch diameter jets operating at exit Mach numbers ranging from 0.7 to 1. Results are presented for source strength distribution along the jet and spectra of noise radiated from localized regions of the jet. These results are then integrated to obtain the overall noise intensity and spectrum for comparison with measurements obtained by means of a single non-directional far field microphone.

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    University of Southern California, Los Angeles

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  • Authors:
    • Chu, W T
    • Kaplan, R E
    • Laufer, J
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

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  • Pagination: 35 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00169251
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: USCAE-129, DOT-TST-76T-41
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-00002
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 16 2002 12:00AM