Development of design methodology for a synthetic jet actuator array for flow separation control applications

JABBAL, M., LIDDLE, S., POTTS, Jonathan and CROWTHER, W. (2013). Development of design methodology for a synthetic jet actuator array for flow separation control applications. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 227 (1), 110-124.

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Abstract

This article documents the development of synthetic jet actuator array hardware to augment high-lift system effectiveness in a wind tunnel model. The study involved the design, manufacture and bench test of a synthetic jet actuator array based on an inclined actuator configuration to reduce volume installation requirements without a loss in jet velocity relative to a non-inclined baseline model; incorporation of proper synthetic jet actuator systems wiring and internal synthetic jet actuator chamber pressure-sensing for actuator health monitoring. The peak velocity obtained from the inclined synthetic jet actuator array was 100 m/s, which favourably compares to the baseline array (∼90 m/s), while reducing the usable depth requirements by 50%. The final outcome of this study has been to apply the design lessons learned to develop a methodology for designing a synthetic jet actuator array with the constraints of using piezoelectric-based actuator technology for flow separation control applications.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Structural Materials and Integrity Research Centre > Centre for Corrosion Technology
Identification Number: 10.1177/0954410011428256
Depositing User: Helen Garner
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2012 14:40
Last Modified: 13 Mar 2013 11:00
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/4993

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