Optimising the acoustic damping of multiple Helmholtz resonators attached to a thin annular duct

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Title: Optimising the acoustic damping of multiple Helmholtz resonators attached to a thin annular duct
Authors: Yang, D
Sogaro, FM
Morgans, AS
Schmid, PJ
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: Helmholtz resonators (HRs) are widely used to damp acoustic oscillations, including in the combustors of aero-engines and power gas turbines where they damp thermoacoustic oscillations. The geometries of such combustors are often annular in shape, which means that low frequency acoustic modes exhibit both longitudinal and circumferential modeshapes, the latter across different circumferential wave numbers. For linear acoustic disturbances downstream of the flame, the presence of HRs leads to modal coupling and mode shape shifts, which makes design and placement of multiple HRs very complicated. A procedure which ensures that the design and placement of the HRs can be optimised for good acoustic damping performance would be very valuable, and such a procedure is presented in this work. A simplified linear, low-dimensional model for the acoustic behaviour in a hot annular duct sustaining a mean flow is extended to account for the attachment of multiple HRs. The HRs are assumed to sustain a cooling mean bias flow through them, towards the combustor, such that they can be modelled using linear, lumped element Rayleigh conductivity models. An optimisation method based on the gradient derived from adjoint sensitivity analysis is then applied to the low order network acoustic modelling framework for hot annular ducts incorporating HR models, for the first time. It is used to optimise over multiple HR geometry and placement parameters, to obtain optimum acoustic damping over all acoustic modes in a given frequency range. These optimisation procedures are validated via multi-dimensional parameter sweep results. Thus a novel and efficient tool for HR optimisation for thin annular ducts is presented.
Issue Date: 31-Mar-2019
Date of Acceptance: 18-Dec-2018
ISSN: 0022-460X
Publisher: Elsevier
Start Page: 69
End Page: 84
Journal / Book Title: Journal of Sound and Vibration
Volume: 444
Copyright Statement: © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This manuscript is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence
Sponsor/Funder: Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC)
Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd
Funder's Grant Number: EP/P003036/1
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Keywords: 02 Physical Sciences
09 Engineering
Publication Status: Published
Embargo Date: 2019-12-21
Online Publication Date: 2018-12-21
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics
Faculty of Natural Sciences

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