8. Evaluation of the external acoustic loads, acting on the rocket when it passes the leg with maximum velocity head

8. Evaluation of the external acoustic loads, acting on the rocket when it passes the leg with maximum velocity head

Batutina T. Y., Bondar’ D. S., Grinchenko V. T., Olyinick V. N

Yangel Yuzhnoye State Design Office, Dnipro, Ukraine.

Kosm. teh. Raket. vooruž. 2019, (2); 58-62
Language: Russian
The article considers the procedure for evaluation of acoustic stressing parameters at the observation point nearby the launch vehicle nose cone when passing the sectors with maximum velocity heads and close to 1 Mach numbers. And the problem is set to determine the overall sound pressure level and the corresponding levels in octave and 1/3-octave frequency bands. Procedure under consideration is based on the semi-empirical dependency of characteristics of the wideband aerodynamic noise, which occurs during the launch vehicle flight at high velocities due to the turbulent pressure fluctuations and dimensionless aerodynamic parameters of the main stream. General idea of this approach is to establish relation of the velocity heads with wall pressure fluctuations in the boundary layer, calculating shear stress (friction) on the shell surface based on relationships applicable in the boundary layer theory and engineering experience. Attempts of development of similar calculation models go back to the early efforts, dedicated to the study of the aeroacoustics of the launch vehicle in flight. Main advantages of the procedure are its simplicity and versatility since it can be used to determine the acoustic loads around the payload fairings of launch vehicles of different sizes and shapes within the wide range of flight velocities and altitudes.
Key words: Launch vehicle flight, Mach number, launch vehicle payload fairing, determination of sound pressure.


1. Raman K. R. A study of surface pressure fluctuations in hypersonic turbulent boundary layers. NASA CR-2386, 1974. 90 p. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.1973-997
2. Aviatsionnaya akustika/ pod red. A. G. Munina. М., 1986. Ch. 1. 248 s.
3. Aviatsionnaya akustika / pod red. A. G. Munina. М., 1986. Ch. 2. 264 s.
4. Kovalnogov N. N., Lukin N. M. Osnovy teorii i rascheta pogranichnogo sloya. Ulianovsk, 2000. 86 s.
5. Monin A. S., Yaglom A. M. Statisticheskaya hydromechanika. Mechanika turbulentnosti. M., 1965. Ch. 1. 640 s.
6. Vasiliev V. V., Morozov L. V., Shakhov V. G. Raschet aerodynamicheskykh characteristic letatelnykh apparatov. Samara, 1993. 78 s.
7. Yefimtsov B. M. Kriterii podobiya spektrov pristenochnykh pulsatsiy davleniy turbulentnogo pogranichnogo sloya. Acousticheskiy journal. 1984. T. 30, № 1. S. 58–61.

Full Text (PDF) || Content 2019 (2)