On the recirculation zone suppression behind HUMP profile using the DBD actuator
Institute of Thermomechanics, Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic
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Published online: 12 May 2017
Previously, the DBD (dielectric barrier discharge) plasma actuator was used in rectangular channel to modify the properties of the boundary layer in spanwise and in streamwise orientation. The actuator was redesigned for using on the surface of the Glauert-Goldschmied body in different position to influence the point of the separation and the reattachment point as well as the total extent of the separation bubble. The most intensive effect occurs when the actuator takes effect in the point of separation. Further downstream, the ionic wind produced by DBD causes complex coherent structures in the wake for spanwise orientation in both direction. The effect of streamwise orientation is studied also. Actuator is operated in steady regime to produces continuous ionic wind as well as in unsteady regime when the vortex street is generated. The properties of vortex street is given by modulation parameters (frequency and duty cycle). The effect of these parameters on the wake is evaluated. This experiment is realized in the perspex channel connected to the blow-down wind tunnel. The HUMP profile is flush-mounted to the bottom side. The wire electrode of the actuator is situated in x/L = 0.63, 0.66, 0.69 and 0.72 of the chord length. The time-resolved PIV (Particle Image Velocimetry) is used as a main measurement technique. The flow field behind the profile is captured in longitudinal plane as well as in cross-section planes using 3D PIV. The results based on statistical quantities will be presented in this paper. More, next part will be devoted to the decomposition analysis of the flow dynamics (BOD, OPD).
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