Analysis of landing gear noise during approach

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Airframe noise is becoming increasingly important during approach, even reaching higher noise levels than the engines in some cases. More people are a_ected due to low ight altitudes and _xed tra_c routing associated with typical approaches. For most air- craft types, the landing gear system is a dominant airframe noise source. However, this element can only be modeled in an approximate manner in wind tunnel experiments. In this research, yovers of landing aircraft were recorded using a 32 microphone array. Functional beamforming was applied to analyze the noise emissions from the landing gear system. It was con_rmed that for some aircraft types, such as the Airbus A320 and the Fokker 70, the nose landing gear is a dominant noise source during approach. The correlation between the noise levels generated by the landing gear and the aircraft velocity was found to be signi_cant, explaining about 70% of the variability found in the noise levels, which is in good agreement with all known theory. Moreover, the experimental results for the Airbus A320 measurements were compared with those obtained using the DLR system noise pre- diction tool PANAM. Whereas the total aircraft noise levels were in good agreement, the measurements indicate a higher contribution from the nose landing gear noise compared to the predictions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd AIAA-CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference
Subtitle of host publicationLyon, France
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-62410-386-5
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event22nd AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference, 2016: Lyon, France - Centre de congres, Lyon, France
Duration: 30 May 20161 Jun 2016
Conference number: 22


Conference22nd AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference, 2016
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