The influence of electrode configuration and dielectric temperature on plasma actuator performance

Rasool Erfani, Craig Hale, Konstantinos Kontis

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    Abstract

    In this paper further experimental studies have been conducted for a new configuration of the Multiple Encapsulated Electrodes (MEE) actuator. The MEE actuator consists of an encapsulated electrode split into smaller electrodes and distributed through the dielectric. This type of actuator has been shown previously to produce performance superior to the standard actuator design. This makes them more desirable as flow control devices. Using particle image velocimetry to visualize and quantify the flow field, the new configuration has been applied individually and in pairs, and compared to another MEE configuration and the standard design. The results show that further manipulation of the encapsulated electrode can improve performance when compared to other MEE designs. The actuators have also been operated under three different surface temperature conditions. Operating the actuator at lower temperatures provided improved performance by increasing the induced velocity while lowering the power consumption. Copyright © 2011 by Rasool Erfani.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition|AIAA Aerosp. Sci. Meet. Incl. New Horiz. Forum Aerosp. Expos.
    Subtitle of host publicationAIAA-2011-955
    PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition - Orlando, FL
    Duration: 1 Jul 2011 → …

    Conference

    Conference49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition
    CityOrlando, FL
    Period1/07/11 → …

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