Design exploration of a DBD plasma actuator for massive separation control

Takeshi Watanabe, Hikaru Aono, Tomoaki Tatsukawa, Taku Nonomura, Akira Oyama, Kozo Fujii

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The main aim of this paper is to elucidate the mechanism of massive separation control by using a dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuator (DBDPA). A technique of design exploration is applied to find good operating-parameter combinations for the DBDPA. We consider a NACA 0015 airfoil with 16° angle of attack and Reynolds number Re = 63000. The flow without the control is massively separated, however we can suppress the separation using the DBDPA with the relevant operating parameters. Using good parameter combinations obtained by design exploration technique, the nature of the flow around the airfoil with and without control is explored in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624103438
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2015 - Kissimmee, United States
Duration: 2015 Jan 52015 Jan 9

Publication series

Name53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting


Other53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering


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