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A critical review of noise production models for turbulent, gas-fueled burnersThe combustion noise literature for the period between 1952 and early 1984 is critically reviewed. Primary emphasis is placed on past theoretical and semi-empirical attempts to predict or explain observed direct combustion noise characteristics of turbulent, gas-fueled burners; works involving liquid-fueled burners are reviewed only when ideas equally applicable to gas-fueled burners are pesented. The historical development of the most important contemporary direct combustion noise theories is traced, and the theories themselves are compared and criticized. While most theories explain combustion noise production by turbulent flames in terms of randomly distributed acoustic monopoles produced by turbulent mixing of products and reactants, none is able to predict the sound pressure in the acoustic farfield of a practical burner because of the lack of a proven model which relates the combustion noise source strenght at a given frequency to the design and operating parameters of the burner. Recommendations are given for establishing a benchmark-quality data base needed to support the development of such a model.
Document ID
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Mahan, J. R. (Virginia Polytechnic Inst. and State Univ. Blacksburg, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 4, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1984
Subject Category
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.26:3803
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 505-32-02
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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