Preparation for flight test of a finite cylinder instrumented with synthetic jet actuators

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Beyar, Michael David
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Amitay, Michael
Hicken, Jason
Sahni, Onkar
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2013-08
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Aeronautical engineering
Degree
MS
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Abstract
The interaction of synthetic jet actuators with the flow field of a finite circular cylinder was experimentally investigated utilizing surface pressure measurements and stereoscopic particle image velocimetry. The effect of both a single actuator and an array of four actuators was studied for various azimuthal locations and actuation strengths. For a number of cases the applied forcing was able to increase the suction peak, delay separation, and narrow and vector the near wake (at two diameters downstream of the model). These effects were shown at two transitional Reynolds numbers (~213,000 and ~284,000) that are representative of the Reynolds numbers in flight conditions when the cylinder will be mounted on a T-33 aircraft in the future.
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August 2013
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Dept. of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
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