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It is assumed by theory, that entropy noise emitted by combustion systems increases rapidly with rising Mach number in the nozzle downstream of the combustion chamber. Model experiments have been carried out to verify the existence of this sound generating mechanism. A dedicated test facility was built, in which entropy waves are generated in a controlled way by unsteady electrical heating of fine platinum wires immersed in the flow. Further experiments have been carried out in a model combustor test rig where a broadband noise phenomenon, presumably related to indirect noise generation mechanisms, was found.

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