The 3D time-domain computational fluid dynamics (CFD) approach is used to calculate the acoustic attenuation performance of perforated tube silencers without and with flow. For the crossflow perforated tube silencer and straight-through perforated tube silencers, the transmission loss predictions agree well with the experimental measurements available in the literature. Then, the 3D time-domain CFD approach is employed to investigate the effects of flow velocity and temperature on the acoustic attenuation performance of perforated tube silencers. The numerical results demonstrated that the transmission loss is increased at most frequencies for the crossflow perforated tube silencer as the air flow increases, while the air flow has little influence on the acoustic attenuation in the plane wave range and increases the acoustic attenuation at higher frequencies for the straight-through perforated tube silencers. Increasing the air temperature shifts the transmission loss curve to higher frequency and lowers the resonance peaks somewhat. The pressure drops of perforated tube silencers are predicted by performing the 3D steady flow computation using CFD. The pressure drop of the crossflow perforated tube silencer is much higher than those of the straight-through perforated tube silencer at the same flow conditions, and the pressure drop of the straight-through perforated tube silencer increases gradually as the porosity increases.

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