Stabilization of acoustic modes using Helmholtz and Quarter-Wave resonators tuned at exceptional points
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Acoustic dampers are efficient and cost-effective means for suppressing thermoacoustic instabilities in combustion chambers. However, their design and the choice of their purging air mass flow is a challenging task, when one aims at ensuring thermoacoustic stability after their implementation. In the present experimental and theoretical study, Helmholtz (HH) and Quarter-Wave (QW) dampers are considered. A model for their acoustic impedance is derived and experimentally validated. In a second part, a thermoacoustic instability is mimicked by an electro-acoustic feedback loop in a rectangular cavity, to which the dampers are added. The length of the dampers can be adjusted, so that the system can be studied for tuned and detuned conditions. The stability of the coupled system is investigated experimentally and then analytically, which shows that for tuned dampers, the best stabilization is achieved at the exceptional point. The stabilization capabilities of HH and QW dampers are compared for given damper volume and purge mass flow. Show more
Journal / seriesJournal of Sound and Vibration
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SubjectThermoacoustic instabilities; Helmholtz resonator; Quarter-Wave resonator; Acoustic damper; Exceptional point
Organisational unit09471 - Noiray, Nicolas / Noiray, Nicolas
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