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On the nature of idling noise of circular saw blades.
Reiter WF Jr.; Keltie RF
Center for Acoustic Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 1975 Oct:33 pages
An experimental investigation was conducted of the effect of important geometric and kinematic parameters on idling saw blade noise. Blade tip speed is determined to be the dominant factor in the noise production. Variations in blade geometry, which included the number of teeth, the blade thickness, and the tooth gullet shape, produce secondary effects in the radiated sound on the order of 6 decibels. Results suggest that the sources are likely to be compact and are dominated by the unsteady forces acting on the tooth surfaces resulting from the interaction of the tooth and the incident unsteady flow in the wake of the preceding tooth.
NIOSH-Grant; Noise-induced-hearing-loss; Circular-saws; Noise-propagation
Mechanical and Aerospace Engr North Carolina State Univ 3182 Broughton Hall Raleigh, N C 27607
Final Grant Report
Center for Acoustic Studies, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina
North Carolina State University Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina
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