TECHNICAL PAPERS: Gas Turbines: Controls and Diagnostics

Active Control of Discrete-Frequency Turbomachinery Noise Using a Rotary-Valve Actuator

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Scott D. Sawyer

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Akron, Akron, OH 44323

Sanford Fleeter

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907

J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 122(2), 226-232 (Jan 03, 2000) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.483199 History: Received March 09, 1999; Revised January 03, 2000
Copyright © 2000 by ASME
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