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Aero-acoustic noise generation of a lawnmower deck.
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PMID:  18189686     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Sound power and dynamic pressure measurements were used to identify where noise is generated by a single spindle lawnmower deck. The sound power measurements were performed with different blades and deck profiles to quantify the overall levels. An electric motor was used to turn the blade, and the measurements were made in a semi-anechoic chamber over an absorptive surface. The test procedures outlined in ISO 11094 were used as a guideline. The microphones used for the dynamic pressure measurements were located on a two-inch by two-inch grid, one inch below the cutting plane of the mower. The dynamic pressure data were used to generate one-third octave colormaps and movies of the pressure distribution under the mower deck. The colormaps and movies identified local hot spots where noise is generated, and they were able to distinguish between blade and deck configurations with a difference of two dB in the sound power level. [The work was completed to fulfill the requirements for a Masters Degree from The Pennsylvania State University Graduate Program in Acoustics. Dr. Jerry Lauchle was my advisor for the project.].
Chris Peak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America     Volume:  122     ISSN:  1520-8524     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Acoust. Soc. Am.     Publication Date:  2007 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503051     Medline TA:  J Acoust Soc Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2963     Citation Subset:  IM    
John Deere SouthEast Eng. Ctr., 14401 Carowinds Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28273.
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