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On uniqueness, transfer and combination of acoustic sources in one-dimensional systems

Munjal, ML and Doige, AG (1989) On uniqueness, transfer and combination of acoustic sources in one-dimensional systems. In: Journal of Sound and Vibration, 128 (1). 165 -166.

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The use of electroacoustic analogies suggests that a source of acoustical energy (such as an engine, compressor, blower, turbine, loudspeaker, etc.) can be characterized by an acoustic source pressure ps and internal source impedance Zs, analogous to the open-circuit voltage and internal impedance of an electrical source. The present paper shows analytically that the source characteristics evaluated by means of the indirect methods are independent of the loads selected; that is, the evaluated values of ps and Zs are unique, and that the results of the different methods (including the direct method) are identical. In addition, general relations have been derived here for the transfer of source characteristics from one station to another station across one or more acoustical elements, and also for combining several sources into a single equivalent source. Finally, all the conclusions are extended to the case of a uniformly moving medium, incorporating the convective as well as dissipative effects of the mean flow.

Item Type: Editorials/Short Communications
Publication: Journal of Sound and Vibration
Publisher: Elsevier science
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier science.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2010 07:18
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2010 07:28
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/33242

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