Framework for predicting noise-power-distance curves for novel aircraft designs

Synodinos, AP, Self, RH and Torija Martinez, AJ ORCID: 2018, 'Framework for predicting noise-power-distance curves for novel aircraft designs' , Journal of Aircraft, 55 (2) , pp. 781-791.

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Along with flight profiles, noise–power–distance curves are the key input variable for computing noise exposure contour maps around airports. With the development of novel aircraft designs (incorporating noise-reduction technologies) and new noise-abatement procedures, noise–power–distance datasets will be required for assessing their potential benefit in terms of noise reduction around airports. Noise–power–distance curves are derived from aircraft flyover noise measurements taken for a range of aircraft configurations and engine power settings. Clearly then, empirical noise–power–distance curves will be unavailable for novel aircraft designs and novel operations. This paper presents a generic framework for computationally generating noise–power–distance curves for novel aircraft and situations. The new framework derives computationally the noise–power–distance noise levels that are normally derived experimentally, by estimating noise level variations arising from technological and operational changes with respect to a baseline scenario, where the noise levels are known or otherwise estimated. The framework is independent of specific prediction methods and can use any potential new model for existing or new noise sources. The paper demonstrates the methodology of the framework, discusses its benefits, and illustrates its applicability by deriving noise–power–distance curves for an unconventional approach operation and for a future concept blended wing–body aircraft.

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Additional Information: This paper describes a novel and robust framework to estimate noise outputs of new unconventional aircraft designs. This framework is highly relevant to assess the potential noise impacts of emerging aircraft technologies. This framework is one of the noise modelling tools highlighted in the Civil Aviation Authority report CAP 1766 ‘Emerging Aircraft Technologies and their potential noise impacts’ ( Invited to present this research at the Spring 2019 Acoustics Technical Working Group Meeting, April 9-10, Hampton, VA. PhD student has achieved a position of Acoustic Engineer at Airbus.
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Aircraft
Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
ISSN: 0021-8669
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Funders: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Depositing User: Dr Antonio J Torija Martinez
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2019 16:03
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 03:26

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