Multiple or single disturbance wave in thermoacoustic setup?

by ayushmorx
Tags: acoustics, heat engine, thermoacoustics, thermodynamics
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Feb2-14, 06:58 AM
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Consider a standard standing wave thermoacoustic setup with a stack at 1/4th from the end of one tube( the stack is a concentric type with a certain length. Note that I am not using a heated gauze directly) The stack is made concentric. One end is heated, the other is cooled. Sound is emitted. Now I have the following question on it's mechanism:

Will there be only one, big sound wave be generated in the tube, or will there be a number of smaller individual sound waves, each sound wave coming from one point on the roll, since there is no continuity of material the ends of the stack(concentric rolls).
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