Combustion instability is often encountered in various power systems, a good understanding on the sound field in acoustic cavity as well as its coupling with boundary flexible structure will be of great help for the reliability design of such combustion system. An improved Fourier series method is presented for the acoustic/vibro-acoustic modelling of acoustic cavity as well as the panel-cavity coupling system. The structural-acoustic coupling system is described in a unified pattern using the energy principle. With the aim to construct the admissible functions sufficiently smooth for the enclosed sound space as well as the flexible boundary structure, the boundary-smoothed auxiliary functions are introduced to the standard multi-dimensional Fourier series. All the unknown coefficients and higher order variables are determined in conjunction with Rayleigh-Ritz procedure and differential operation term by term. Numerical examples are then presented to show the correctness and effectiveness of the current model. The model is verified through the comparison with those from analytic solution and other approaches. Based on the model established, the influence of boundary conditions on the acoustic and/or vibro-acoustic characteristics of the structural-acoustic coupling system is addressed and investigated.
Part of the book: Computational and Experimental Studies of Acoustic Waves