This work describes the use of a synthetic jet (SJ) array for mild control of flow separation over a straight wing model. Experiments were performed in a subsonic wind tunnel to show improvement of the wing aerodynamic performance. A tomographic particle image velocimetry system was used to measure and analyze the three-dimensional flow-field with and without the SJ actuation. It was observed that, although the SJ array is relatively weak, it can still made impacts on the separated flow. After the SJ actuation, the large-scale vortex structures in the shear layer were broken into small discrete structures and the near-wall flow was substantially improved. Subsequently, Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD) analysis was also conducted and the effectiveness of the present SJ array was further discussed.
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PIV Study of Mildly Controlled Flow Over a Wing Model Using a Synthetic Jet Array
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Salunkhe, PB, Tang, H, & Wu, Y. "PIV Study of Mildly Controlled Flow Over a Wing Model Using a Synthetic Jet Array." Proceedings of the ASME 2016 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting collocated with the ASME 2016 Heat Transfer Summer Conference and the ASME 2016 14th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels. Volume 1A, Symposia: Turbomachinery Flow Simulation and Optimization; Applications in CFD; Bio-Inspired and Bio-Medical Fluid Mechanics; CFD Verification and Validation; Development and Applications of Immersed Boundary Methods; DNS, LES and Hybrid RANS/LES Methods; Fluid Machinery; Fluid-Structure Interaction and Flow-Induced Noise in Industrial Applications; Flow Applications in Aerospace; Active Fluid Dynamics and Flow Control — Theory, Experiments and Implementation. Washington, DC, USA. July 10–14, 2016. V01AT13A007. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM2016-7628
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