Reattachment of a Separated Boundary Layer on a Flat Plate in a Highly Adverse Pressure Gradient Using a Plasma Actuator(POSTPRINT)
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH PROPULSION DIRECTORATE
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An experimental study was performed to examine the phase-dependent response characteristics of a dielectric barrier discharge plasma flow control actuator. The actuator was investigated on a fully separated flat plate boundary layer with an adverse freestream pressure gradient distribution. The actuator was positioned downstream of the boundary layer separation. Phase-locked particle image velocimetry PIV was used to obtain two-dimensional velocity field measurements at thirty equally spaced phase-angles along the sinusoidal voltage input to the actuator. A subtle phase-dependence was observed in the response of the streamwise U-velocity component of boundary layer velocity field. No similar phase-dependence was observed in the vertical direction V-component of velocity.
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