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Shock and Vibration
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 2741748, 10 pages
Research Article

Research on Thermal-Field and Sound-Field Coupling Properties of Different Grid Forms

Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361005, China

Received 15 July 2015; Accepted 15 October 2015

Academic Editor: Jussi Sopanen

Copyright © 2016 Enlai Zhang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The inlet grid and exhaust grid are widely used in engineering machinery products. The process that airflow goes through grids is a complex turbulent flow and directly related to the heat dispersion and aerodynamic noise. The theoretical analysis result shows that the jet noise generated by airflow has a connection with the grid structure form, fluid flowing situation, and heat conduction. In addition, the influences of different grid structure forms (included the round hole, long hole, and square hole) and porosity on the heat dissipation and aerodynamic noise were analyzed and presented based on the verified computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model. Results show that the heat dispersion and aerodynamic noise of the round hole are most effective under the same porosity; as the porosity increases, the disturbance degree decreases and the noise reduction effect gets better. Finally, the research result provides the scientific basis for improving grid structure and achieving energy saving and noise reduction.