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Experimental study on the flow and noise characteristics of underexpanded notched slot jets

  • S. B. Verma (a1) and E. Rathakrishnan (a1)

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An experimental investigation has been carried out to study the effect of notches on the flow and noise characteristics of 2:1 elliptic-slot jets. The effect of variation in notch geometry is also investigated. The presence of the notch is found to provide low-velocity regions in the notched-minor-axis plane thereby intensifying the jet growth along that plane. The interaction of these low-velocity regions with the mean flow results in shorter core-lengths. At under-expansion, the shock-cell lengths are weakened considerably in notched jets resulting in significant reductions in the overall jet noise level. Azimuthal directivity of elliptic jets indicate higher noise intensity radiated along major-axis ends relative to minor-axis sides. Notches seem to circumferentially modify the noise emission characteristics and significantly bring down the noise levels along major-axis-unnotched plane. Polar directivity indicates reduction in both shock noise and jet mixing noise in the forward quadrant.

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