我院研究生郭月姣（一作）、指导教师冯国增等的研究成果“Experimental study of aerodynamic noise performance of improved air distributor for ships”在《Advances in Mechanical Engineering》上发表。
In ships, aerodynamic noise from the variable-air-volume fan is a common problem. This study experimentally explores the strategy of reshaping the traditional C-shaped channel structure to an L-shape to reduce noise. The noise level and resistance coefficient of the improved air distributor are analysed, and the results show that the noise of the original air distributor is 56.3 dB(A) under the rated working conditions (static pressure of 800 Pa and flow rate of 350 m3/h), which exceeds the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) ship noise limit (55 dB(A)). For the improved air distributor, the noise pressure level is 38.5 dB(A), the sound pressure level of high-frequency noise is reduced by 48%, and the peak sound pressure level appears at 125–250 Hz, a frequency below the threshold of human hearing. Thus, the reshaping of the channel has a significant noise reduction effect. When the static pressure is 400 Pa and the flow rate is 100–500 m3/h, the sound pressure level of the improved air distributor is reduced by 29.9%–32.2% to become less than 55 dB(A). Thus, the sound pressure level at the outlet of the improved air distributor meets the IMO ship noise standard.