Investigation of the mechanisms of jet-engine core noise using large-eddy simulation

Jeff O’Brien, Jeonglae Kim, Matthias Ihme

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

6 Scopus citations


As further reductions in aircraft engine noise are realized, the relative importance of reducing engine core noise increases. In this work, a representative engine flow path is studied to examine the mechanisms by which direct and indirect core noise propagate through the engine and affect the farfield noise emerging from the exhaust. The flowpath consists of a model gas turbine combustor, a single-stage turbine, a converging nozzle, a near field jet, and far-field acoustic radiation. A combination of high-fidelity and low-order simulation techniques are used to represent the development and propagation of disturbances through the flowpath. Particular detail is provided for a direct noise calculation of the combustion chamber, as well as an LES calculation of the nozzle and its associated near-field jet. A simple one-way coupling procedure is employed for propagating disturbances from one stage of the calculation to the next, and early results showing the increase in farfield jet noise due to upstream core noise effects are presented. Future work will include higher fidelity representations of the turbine stage, a more refined approach to the coupling procedure, and attempts to distinguish the effects of direct and indirect core noise on the farfield acoustic radiation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624103933
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2016 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jan 4 2016Jan 8 2016

Publication series

Name54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting


Other54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering


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