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A primary noise source in oxygen cutting
Luleå tekniska universitet.
Luleå tekniska universitet.
1988 (English)In: Inter-noise 88: proceedings : 1988 International Conference on Noise Control Engineering, Avignon, France, 30 August - 1 September 1988 / [ed] Michel Bockhoff, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.: SFA , 1988, 715-718 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Oxygen cutting of steel is a process of oxidation at raised temperatures. A very high massrate of oxygen is needed. The exit velocity of the oxygen is often supersonic. Convergent-divergent nozzles of Laval type are used. The cutting gives rise to very high noise levels. Levels of up to 110 dB(A) at 1 meter distance from two burners have been measured at a steel plant. The central supersonic oxygen jet is surrounded by a burning coaxial jet. The noise source is a combination of the jet and the combustion. A reduction of the noise at the source is attempted by redesigning the nozzles used. This paper discusses the theoretical background and the experimental results relating to the redesigned nozzle.

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Poughkeepsie, N.Y.: SFA , 1988. 715-718 p.
Research subject
Engineering Acoustics
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-37372Local ID: b5fcfba0-86c0-11db-8975-000ea68e967bOAI: diva2:1010870
International Conference on Noise Control Engineering : 30/08/1988 - 01/09/1988
Godkänd; 1988; 20061208 (biem)Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03Bibliographically approved

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