A uniform asymptotic approximation for high-frequency unsteady cascade flow

N. Peake, E. J. Kerschen

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The scattering of harmonic gusts by a two-dimensional, infinite cascade of flat plates is a model problem which is relevant to the prediction of noise generation by rotating turbomachinery. The problem can be solved analytically using the Wiener-Hopf technique, and the key step involves the exact factorization of a certain generic kernel function, K, using infinite products. An approximation factorization, based on the realistic asymptotic limit of large reduced frequency, has been derived. An important limitation of Peake's approximation, however, is that it becomes invalid when any of the acoustic modes in the system are close to cut-off. We therefore present new asymptotic factors which overcome this non-uniformity. The accuracy of this new approximation, across a whole range of operating parameters, is demonstrated by comparison with the exact results. (from Authors)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-186
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings - Royal Society of London, A
Issue number1935
StatePublished - 1995

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