Establishment of a Beamforming Dataset on Basic Models of Low-Speed Axial Fan Blade Sections
The paper presents wind tunnel experiments, supplemented with phased array microphone measurements, on 2D basic models of low-speed axial fan blade sections: a flat plate, a cambered plate, and a RAF6-E airfoil. It aims at documenting the establishment of an acoustic beamforming dataset for the three profiles. The phased array microphone measurements offer spatially resolved information on the generated noise. The measurement setup enables the correlation of the streamwise evolution of the blade boundary layer with the associated noise characteristics. The dataset incorporates a wide range of incidence and Reynolds-numbers investigated. The present paper is confined to reporting on experimental results for arbitrarily selected representative incidences, Reynolds numbers, frequency bands, and profiles. The paper outlines a methodology for the evaluation and representation of the beamforming data in the following forms: source strength level based third-octave spectra obtained using background noise subtraction; maps presenting the loci of source strength level maxima; noise source maps for frequency bands of anticipated vortex shedding noise.