The interest for cavitation noise studies and prediction is increasing in the field of naval architecture, mainly because of attention to environmental issues. Model scale tests in cavitation tunnels are commonly considered as one of the most effective tools for cavitation noise studies. However, despite being carried out since long time, model scale experiments still present many challenges. These are mainly related to scale effects on propeller hydrodynamics, cavitation behaviour and scale effects on noise generation and propagation. Besides these phenomena the effect of the confined environment in which tests are carried out may be of great importance. In present work, an acoustic characterization of the SSPA large cavitation tunnel section #3 is presented, with the aim to obtain suitable transfer functions in order to take into account (at least partially) this phenomenon. The acoustic characterisation is performed considering two different underwater transducers and different signals and post processing techniques. The obtained transfer functions are shown and discussed in order to analyse advantages and shortcomings of the different procedures and to generally identify main problems related to this kind of activity.

Evaluation of methods to measure acoustic transfer functions in cavitation tunnels

TANI, GIORGIO;VIVIANI, MICHELE;GAGGERO, TOMASO;
2015

Abstract

The interest for cavitation noise studies and prediction is increasing in the field of naval architecture, mainly because of attention to environmental issues. Model scale tests in cavitation tunnels are commonly considered as one of the most effective tools for cavitation noise studies. However, despite being carried out since long time, model scale experiments still present many challenges. These are mainly related to scale effects on propeller hydrodynamics, cavitation behaviour and scale effects on noise generation and propagation. Besides these phenomena the effect of the confined environment in which tests are carried out may be of great importance. In present work, an acoustic characterization of the SSPA large cavitation tunnel section #3 is presented, with the aim to obtain suitable transfer functions in order to take into account (at least partially) this phenomenon. The acoustic characterisation is performed considering two different underwater transducers and different signals and post processing techniques. The obtained transfer functions are shown and discussed in order to analyse advantages and shortcomings of the different procedures and to generally identify main problems related to this kind of activity.
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