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Analysis of a linear one-dimensional active noise control system by means of block diagrams and transfer functions

Munjal, ML and Eriksson, LJ (1989) Analysis of a linear one-dimensional active noise control system by means of block diagrams and transfer functions. In: Journal of Sound and Vibration, 129 (3). pp. 443-455.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0022-460X(89)90434-3

Abstract

In arriving at the ideal filter transfer function for an active noise control system in a duct, the effect of the auxiliary sources (generally loudspeakers) on the waves generated by the primary source has invariably been neglected in the existing literature, implying a rigid wall or infinite impedance. The present paper presents a fairly general analysis of a linear one-dimensional noise control system by means of block diagrams and transfer functions. It takes into account the passive as well as active role of a terminal primary source, wall-mounted auxiliary source, open duct radiation impedance, and the effects of mean flow and damping. It is proved that the pressure generated by a source against a load impedance can be looked upon as a sum of two pressure waves, one generated by the source against an anechoic termination and the other by reflecting the rearward wave (incident on the source) off the passive source impedance. Application of this concept is illustrated for both the types of sources. A concise closed-form expression for the ideal filter transfer function is thus derived and discussed. Finally, the dynamics of an adaptive noise control system is discussed briefly, relating its standing-wave variables and transfer functions with those of the progressive-wave model presented here.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier Science.
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2011 06:21
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2011 06:21
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/42755

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