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The joint time-frequency spectrogram structure of heptanes boilover noise
Author(s): Qiang Xu
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Paper Abstract

An experiment was conducted to study the noise characteristics in the boilover phenomena. The boilover occurs in the combustion of a liquid fuel floating on water. It will cause a sharp increase in burning rate and external radiation. Explosive burning of the fuel would cause potential safety consequence. Combustion noise accompanies the development of fire and displays different characteristics in typical period. These characteristics can be used to predict the start time of boilover. The acoustic signal in boilover procedure during the combustion of heptanes-water mixture is obtained in a set of experiments. Joint time-frequency analysis (JTFA) method is applied in the treatment of noise data. Several JTFA algorithms were used in the evaluation. These algorithms include Gabor, adaptive spectrogram, cone shape distribution, choi-williams distribution, Wigner-Ville Distribution, and Short Time Fourier Transform with different windows such as rectangular, Blackman, Hamming and Hanning. Time-frequency distribution patterns of the combustion noise are obtained, and they are compared with others from jet flow and small plastic bubble blow up.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 April 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6247, Independent Component Analyses, Wavelets, Unsupervised Smart Sensors, and Neural Networks IV, 62470D (17 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.655469
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Qiang Xu, Nanjing Univ. of Science and Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6247:
Independent Component Analyses, Wavelets, Unsupervised Smart Sensors, and Neural Networks IV
Harold H. Szu, Editor(s)

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