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Hydroacoustic Characterisation of the AMC Cavitation Tunnel


Doolan, C and Brandner, PA and Butler, D and Pearce, BW and Moreau, D and Brooks, L, Hydroacoustic Characterisation of the AMC Cavitation Tunnel, Proceedings of Acoustics 2013 Victor Harbor: Science, Technology and Amenity Annual Conference of the Australian Acoustical Society, 17-20 November 2013, Victor Harbor, South Australia, pp. 1-7. ISBN 978-0-646-91218-9 (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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This paper presents recent results from an Industry-University-Defence collaborative project whose aim is to characterise the hydroacoustic environment of the Australian Maritime College Cavitation Tunnel. After summarising the operation of the tunnel, a methodology for measuring and processing the hydroacoustic measurements is presented that includes a technique for reducing the level of turbulent wall pressure fluctuations on the hydrophone measurement. The background noise levels of the tunnel are presented for a variety of operating conditions and they compare favourably with other hydroacoustic test faciltities internationally.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:hydroacoustic characterisation, hydrodynamic water tunnel
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Ship and platform structures (incl. maritime hydrodynamics)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in engineering
UTAS Author:Brandner, PA (Professor Paul Brandner)
UTAS Author:Butler, D (Mr Daniel Butler)
UTAS Author:Pearce, BW (Dr Bryce Pearce)
ID Code:88707
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2014-02-12
Last Modified:2014-05-02
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