The testing and certification of gas turbines demand the well-controlled environment provided by an engine test cell. The resonant acoustic coupling between the flow generated noise from the gas turbine exhaust and the engine test cell impacts the quality and reliability of the engine testing and certification. Predictive modeling of flow generated noise using high-fidelity numerical simulations is central to an a priori acoustic assessment and for the development of noise-mitigating designs. As part of this effort, the Multi-Physics Interaction Lab and University of Waterloo will numerically study, with the help of high fidelity, large-eddy simulations of the SOSCIP high-performance computers, the acoustic noise generation in partially confined jets undergoing a re-acceleration through the test cell ejector system. As a direct outcome, the researchers will develop a low order Aero-acoustic model that will be used by our industrial partner to predict resonant acoustic models to within +/- 20% the frequency and amplitude of the coupling phenomena. This OCE and NSERC-funding project will permit the training and mentoring of four HQP for careers in science and technology within Canada.

Industry Partner(s):MDS Aero Support Corp.

Academic Institution:University of Waterloo

Academic Researcher: Jean Pierre Hickey

Focus Areas: Advanced Manufacturing, Digital Media, Energy

Platforms: Cloud, Parallel CPU