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Measurement of the wavenumber-frequency spectrum of wall pressure fluctuations: spiral-shaped rotative arrays with pinhole-mounted quarter inch microphones
19th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference (34th AIAA Aeroacoustics Conference) (2013)
  • Olivier ROBIN
  • Stéphane MOREAU
  • Thomas PADOIS
  • Alain BERRY
Abstract
AIAA-2013-2058 : This paper concerns the direct measurement of wavenumber-frequency spectra beneath a two-dimensional Turbulent Boundary Layer. The main contribution of this work is the proposed setup that should help achieving a compromise between a small sensor diameter (to avoid spatial averaging) and small sensor spacing (to gain high spatial resolution). The effect of different pinhole sizes on quarter inch microphones is first studied using an acoustical coupler to perform relative calibrations. Single-point measurements of wall pressure fluctuations in a wind-tunnel confirm that a 0.5 mm pinhole quarter inch microphone correctly captures wall pressure statistics up to a frequency of 5 kHz. Under the assumption of stationnary pressure fields, it is then suggested how rotative Archimedean spirals mainly composed of pinhole microphones can provide a uniform coverage of pressure measurements on a disc, or high resolution measurements in selected directions. Using 57 of these pinhole pressure sensors, a probe microphone as a central sensor reference and three Knowles pressure sensor, one of the suggested designs of spiral-shaped rotative arrays was instrumented. Measurements have been performed at low Mach numbers (M < 0,1) in a closed-loop wind-tunnel, with the array flush mounted on a side of the wind tunnel. The TBL is characterized with velocity measurements, and 2D wavenumber spectra of the wall pressure fluctuations are obtained which reveal the convective peak at low frequencies. Even preliminary and still contaminated by a strong background noise, these first results indicate that the experimental setup behaves as expected but needs additional refinements. The next steps of this on-going work are finally detailed.
Publication Date
May, 2013
Citation Information
Olivier ROBIN, Stéphane MOREAU, Thomas PADOIS and Alain BERRY. "Measurement of the wavenumber-frequency spectrum of wall pressure fluctuations: spiral-shaped rotative arrays with pinhole-mounted quarter inch microphones" 19th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference (34th AIAA Aeroacoustics Conference) (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/olivier_robin/8/