Theoretical and experimental investigation of mufflers with comments on engine-exhaust muffler design

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Equations are presented for the attenuation characteristics of single-chamber and multiple-chamber mufflers of both the expansion-chamber and resonator types, for tuned side-branch tubes, and for the combination of an expansion chamber with a resonator. Experimental curves of attenuation plotted against frequency are presented for 77 different mufflers with a reflection-free tailpipe termination. The experiments were made at room temperature without flow; the sound source was a loud-speaker. A method is given for including the tailpipe reflections in the calculations. Experimental attenuation curves are presented for four different muffler-tailpipe combinations, and the results are compared with the theory. The application of ... continued below

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829 - 875 p. : ill.

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Davis, Don D., Jr.; Stokes, George M.; Moore, Dewey & Stevens, George L., Jr. October 6, 1952.

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  • Main Title: Theoretical and experimental investigation of mufflers with comments on engine-exhaust muffler design
  • Series Title: NACA Technical Reports

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Equations are presented for the attenuation characteristics of single-chamber and multiple-chamber mufflers of both the expansion-chamber and resonator types, for tuned side-branch tubes, and for the combination of an expansion chamber with a resonator. Experimental curves of attenuation plotted against frequency are presented for 77 different mufflers with a reflection-free tailpipe termination. The experiments were made at room temperature without flow; the sound source was a loud-speaker. A method is given for including the tailpipe reflections in the calculations. Experimental attenuation curves are presented for four different muffler-tailpipe combinations, and the results are compared with the theory. The application of the theory to the design of engine-exhaust mufflers is discussed, and charts are included for the assistance of the designer.

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829 - 875 p. : ill.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: 93R21498
  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930092208 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-TR-1192
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 19930092208
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc60567

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Davis, Don D., Jr.; Stokes, George M.; Moore, Dewey & Stevens, George L., Jr. Theoretical and experimental investigation of mufflers with comments on engine-exhaust muffler design, report, October 6, 1952; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc60567/: accessed September 26, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.