Design & Development of a High Mass Flow Piston Synthetic Jet Actuator
1 Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Emirates Aviation University, Dubai, UAE
2 Assistant Professor, Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Emirates Aviation University, Dubai, UAE
a Corresponding author: Hamoodx8x@hotmail.com
Published online: 6 May 2015
The idea of having a device that is capable of working in a systematic process allowing control of the boundary layer by means of operated on high-frequency, small-scale, and low energy actuators has caught the interest of the aerodynamicist community. With an eye on the available data and potential flow control advantages, our research team set out to manufacture a compact SJA (Synthetic Jet Actuator) of its own, which would be capable of being installed inside an airfoil. It consists of components such as a single piston cylinder, with variable exit geometry along with the control system that has an electrical actuator which can be regulated in order for it to be capable of producing various operating frequencies. This paper consists of a study into the design of a single piston device SJA and will present all significant data both theoretical and computational regarding its design and performance.
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