Modeling of D/C motor driven synthetic jet acutators for flow separation control
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The objective of this research is to present a theoretical study of the compressibility effects on the performance of an electric D/C motor driven synthetic jet actuator for flow separation control. Hot wire anemometer experiments were conducted to validate the jet exit velocities predicted by the theoretical model. The optimal jet exit velocity required to achieve maximum flow reattachment at reasonable blowing momentum coefficients is predicted. A dynamic electro-acoustic model of the D/C motor driven actuator is developed to accurately predict its performance and efficiency. This model should help formulate a feedback optimal control strategy for real-time flow control using an array of actuators. This model is validated by comparing with hot wire anemometer experiments conducted under similar conditions. The effects of geometric parameters like the slot width, slot geometry, and cavity volume on the performance of the actuator are also tested using this model.
Balasubramanian, Ashwin Kumar (2003). Modeling of D/C motor driven synthetic jet acutators for flow separation control. Master's thesis, Texas A&M University. Texas A&M University. Available electronically from