A Green's function solution method is implemented to study sound attenuation in single-inlet/double-outlet (SIDO) and double-inlet/single-outlet (DISO) circular chamber mufflers. The mufflers are modeled as piston driven rigid circular chambers containing a stationary fluid. The pistons are assumed to perform simple harmonic motion with uniform velocities. Velocity potential in the chamber is derived as a superposition of three dimensional velocity potential due to each piston. Pressure field in the chamber is calculated from the velocity potential through conservation of linear momentum equation. Acoustic pressure acting on each piston is calculated by averaging over the surface of the piston. Transmission loss (TL) is evaluated from incident and transmitted acoustic energy. TL curves for various inlet/outlet orientations derived from this method is validated with results obtained from the literature. The effect of locations of inlet/outlet on TL is studied.
- Expansion-chamber mufflers Transmission loss Green's function
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Acoustics and Ultrasonics