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Analysis of Lined Ducts With Mean Flow, With Application to Dissipative Mufflers

Munjal, ML and Shirahatti, US (1987) Analysis of Lined Ducts With Mean Flow, With Application to Dissipative Mufflers. In: Journal of Vibration, Acoustics, Stress, and Reliability in Design, 109 . p. 367.

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Mufflers with at least one acoustically absorptive duct are generally called dissipative mufflers. Generally, for want of systems approach, these mufflers are characterized by transmission loss of the lined duct with overriding corrections for the terminations, mean flow, etc. In this article, it is proposed that dissipative duct should be integrated with other muffler elements, source impedance and radiation impedance, by means of transfer matrix approach. Towards this end, the transfer matrix for rectangular duct with mean flow has been derived here, for the least attenuated mode. Mean flow introduces a coupling between transverse wave numbers and axial wave number, the evaluation of which therefore calls for simultaneous solution of two or three transcendental equations. This is done by means of a Newton-Raphson iteration scheme, which is illustrated here for square ducts lined with porous ceramic tiles.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to The American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Ms TV Yashodha
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2011 12:02
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2011 12:02
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/42735

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