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Experimental Investigations on Noise Attenuation of a Twin Cylinder Stationary Diesel Engine with Different Types of Mufflers

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B. K. Venkanna, Swati B. Wadawadagi

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Basaveshwar Engineering College, Bagalkot-587 102, Karnataka, India

J. Vib. Acoust 121(3), 351-354 (Jul 01, 1999) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2893987 History: Received February 01, 1998; Online February 26, 2008

Abstract

Together with atmospheric and water pollution, noise pollution is threatening human society with vehicles constituting the major source of noise. The available literature on control measures (1, 2, 3) indicates purely reactive mufflers in general are of more use for fixed speed machinery and dissipative attenuators have the ability to filler out acoustic energies over a wide range of frequencies. This paper presents cm attempt made to use a combination of these major types of mufflers fitted in the exhaust line of a four stroke, twin cylinder stationary diesel engine to attenuate exhaust noise to an acceptable level. A sound attenuation of 19 dBA has been obtained for combined reactive and dissipative (Model—M2, loosely packed with glass wool) attenuator through entire the load range without affecting the engine performance and a sound attenuation of 21 dBA has been obtained for reactive (with baffle plate. Model—M3) muffler through the entire load range with a nominal increase in BSFC at higher loads.

Copyright © 1999 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
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