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Title: Aeroacoustic and flow assessments of the poro-serrated trailing edges
Authors: Chong, TP
Dubois, E
Vathylakis, A
Keywords: Aeroacoustic study;Serrated trailing edge;Poro-serrated trailing edge devices;Nonflat plate
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Citation: 22nd AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference, Lyon, France, ( 30 May - 1 June 2016)
Abstract: This paper reports an aeroacoustic study of a NACA0012 aerofoil with a nonflat plate type serrated trailing edge, and a number of Poro-Serrated trailing edge devices that contain porous materials of various air flow resistances at the gaps between adjacent members of the serrated sawtooth. Free field noise measurements were performed inside an aeroacoustic wind tunnel facility, where the range of jet speeds was between 20 ms-1 and 60 ms-1. Flow measurements were also conducted in the same facility for the very near wake. The main objective of this work is to determine whether multiple-mechanisms on the broadband noise reduction can co-exist on a poro-serrated trailing edge. The results demonstrate that having low flow resistivity at the sawtooth gaps could not completely suppress the vortex shedding tone at low frequency, but it can achieve reasonably well broadband noise reduction at high frequency. With high flow resistivity at the sawtooth gaps, the denser porous material almost renders the poro-serrated trailing edge to becoming a straight trailing edge again, thus undermining the serration effect and causing a drop in the noise performance. The optimal range of flow resistivity for the poro-serrated trailing edge is found to be around 10 kN.s.m-4, where it can even perform slightly better than the conventional serrated trailing edge in terms of the turbulent broadband noise reduction while still completely suppresses the vortex shedding noise. From the analysis of the wake data, the overall drag force will not increase when a poro-serrated trailing edge is used.
ISBN: 978-1-62410-386-5
Appears in Collections:Dept of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering Research Papers

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