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A Wave Field Synthesis Approach to Reproduction of Spatially-Correlated Sound Fields
The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (2012)
  • Alain BERRY
  • Rokhiya DIA
  • Olivier ROBIN
Abstract
This article discusses an open-loop wave field synthesis (WFS) approach for the reproduction of spatially correlated sound fields. The main application concerns laboratory reproduction of turbulent boundary layer wall pressure on aircraft fuselages and measurement of their sound transmission loss. The problem configuration involves reconstruction of random sound pressure distributions on a planar reproduction surface using a planar array of reproduction monopoles parallel to the reproduction plane. In this paper, the WFS formulation is extended to sound fields with imposed time and spatial correlation properties (or equivalently imposed cross-spectral density in the frequency and wave number domains). Numerical examples are presented for the reproduction of a propagating plane wave, diffuse acoustic field and wall pressure in subsonic or supersonic turbulent boundary layers. The reproduction accuracy is examined in terms of the size of the source plane and reproduction plane, their separation, and the number of reproduction sources required per acoustic wavelength. While the reproduction approach cannot reconstruct sub-wavelength correlation scales of subsonic turbulent boundary layers, it effectively reconstructs correlation scales larger than the acoustic wavelength, making it appropriate for diffuse acoustic field and supersonic turbulent layers.
Publication Date
2012
Citation Information
Alain BERRY, Rokhiya DIA and Olivier ROBIN. "A Wave Field Synthesis Approach to Reproduction of Spatially-Correlated Sound Fields" The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America Vol. 131 Iss. 2 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/olivier_robin/1/