Separation control using DBD plasma actuators: Thrust enhancement studies

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Abstract

A new plasma actuator design with features introduced to exploit discharge asymmetry is introduced. Compared to the conventional plasma actuator, the new design increases the thrust by about 70% when operated at the same frequency and voltage. ICCD camera visualization illustrates that discharge asymmetry during the Dielectric Barrier Discharge (DBD) actuation cycle becomes greater with the new design. Computational results show that the new features contribute to discharge asymmetry and are consistent with the ICCD images. A pulse-driven scheme for the new plasma actuator design is introduced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition
StatePublished - Dec 13 2010
Event48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Jan 4 2010Jan 7 2010

Publication series

Name48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition

Other

Other48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period1/4/101/7/10

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