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Facilities and Instrumentation for Aircraft Engine Noise Studies

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R. E. Gorton

Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Division, United Aircraft Corporation, East Hartford, Conn.

J. Eng. Power 89(1), 1-12 (Jan 01, 1967) (12 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3616597 History: Received October 28, 1965; Online August 25, 2011

Abstract

This paper describes the special facilities and instrumentation developed and used in the study of aircraft turbine-engine noise at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft. Studies of jet-exhaust noise and compressor-blade noise have required extensive use of the experimental method to obtain basic understanding and to provide design data. Both model-scale and full-scale facilities are described, as well as instrumentation systems for recording and analyzing the acoustic data.

Copyright © 1967 by ASME
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