Streamwise and spanwise plasma actuators for flow-induced cavity noise control

Huang, Xun and Zhang, Xin (2008) Streamwise and spanwise plasma actuators for flow-induced cavity noise control. Physics of Fluids, 20, (3), 037101-[10pp]. (doi:10.1063/1.2890448).


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Plasma actuators operating in atmospheric air can induce a body force through collisions between electrically charged particles and neutral air molecules by an externally applied electric field. The fast response and the simple structure make the plasma actuator a promising option in aerospace applications. In this work, experiments were performed with several alternative current excited plasma (streamwise and spanwise) actuators to control flow-induced noise from a cavity. It was found that the streamwise actuator induced three-dimensional variations in the shear layer. The spanwise actuator, however, has little influence on the global flow field. As a result, the streamwise actuator is more effective than the spanwise actuator in cavity noise attenuation.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 1070-6631 (print)
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Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences > Aerodynamics & Flight Mechanics
ePrint ID: 50718
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:34

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