Use of Micro Synthetic Jet Actuators for Boundary Layer Flow Control
The main purpose of active flow control research is to develop a cost-effective technology that has the potential for inventive advances in aerodynamic performance and maneuvering compared to conventional approaches. It can be essential to thoroughly understand the flow characteristics of the formation and interaction of a synthetic jet with external crossflow before formulating a practicable active flow control strategy. In this study, the theoretical model used the transient three-dimensional conservation equations of mass and momentum for compressible, isothermal, turbulent flows. The motion of a movable membrane plate was also treated as the moving boundary by prescribing the displacement on the plate surface. The predictions by the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) code ACE+® were compared with measured transient phase-averaged velocities of Rumsey et al. for software validation. The CFD software ACE+® was utilized for numerical calculations to probe the time evolution of the development process of the synthetic jet and its interaction within a turbulent boundary layer flow for a complete actuation cycle.
Selin Teo, A. Q. Liu, H. Li and B. Tarik
J. C. Lin et al., "Use of Micro Synthetic Jet Actuators for Boundary Layer Flow Control", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 74, pp. 157-160, 2009