Experimental analysis of closed-loop flow control around airfoil using DBD plasma actuator

Satoshi Shimomura, Takuto Ogawa, Satoshi Sekimoto, Taku Nonomura, Akira Oyama, Kozo Fujii, Hiroyuki Nishida

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This paper experimentally investigates the effectiveness of a closed-loop flow control method using a DBD plasma actuator for a NACA0015 airfoil, in which the surface pressure fluctuation is fed back to the system; the actuator was driven when the pressure fluctuation exceeds the setup threshold. The Reynolds number based on the chord length is set to 63,000 and the angle of attack is in the range from 12 to 15 degrees. The actuator was installed on the surface at 5% of the chord length from the leading edge. The results show that the closedloop control worked better than the continuous operation. In the angle of attack of 12 and 14 degrees, the complete attached flow was attained by setting the appropriate threshold value of the pressure fluctuation. On the other hand, in 15 degrees, although the complete attached flow was not attained, the flow separation was partially suppressed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSymposia
Subtitle of host publicationGas-Liquid Two-Phase Flows; Gas and Liquid-Solid Two-Phase Flows; Numerical Methods for Multiphase Flow; Turbulent Flows: Issues and Perspectives; Flow Applications in Aerospace; Fluid Power; Bio-Inspired Fluid Mechanics; Flow Manipulation and Active Control; Fundamental Issues and Perspectives in Fluid Mechanics; Transport Phenomena in Energy Conversion from Clean and Sustainable Resources; Transport Phenomena in Materials Processing and Manufacturing Processes
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791858066
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventASME 2017 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, FEDSM 2017 - Waikoloa, United States
Duration: 2017 Jul 302017 Aug 3

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fluids Engineering Division (Publication) FEDSM
ISSN (Print)0888-8116


ConferenceASME 2017 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting, FEDSM 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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