Noise Reduction of EBF Propulsive-Lift Systems 750608
In a recently completed program, static and wind tunnel measurements have been made of the basic noise, noise reduction, and performance characteristics of externally blown flap (EBF) propulsive-lift systems. The static tests were performed on an outdoor model rig. Noise evaluations were made for parameters such as basic system geometry, flap slot dimension variation, elimination of flap slots, sweep angle variation, passive flap trailing edge modifications, active (blowing) trailing edge modifications, and for an ejector/decayer exhaust system. The wind tunnel evaluation determined forward speed effects on EBF systems noise characteristics. The results from the experimental programs are discussed as to their application to full scale short haul aircraft.