Dielectric barrier discharge control of a turbulent boundary layer in a supersonic flow

S. Im, H. Do, M. A. Cappelli

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Abstract

We demonstrate effective manipulation of a turbulent boundary layer at Mach 4.7 conditions using a surface dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) actuator. The freestream conditions of low static pressure (1 kPa) and temperature (60 K) are conducive to the visualization of flow features using Rayleigh scattering from condensed CO2 particles. The boundary layer thinning is observed when spanwise momentum is induced by the low power (6.8 W), low frequency (28 kHz) single actuator pair oriented parallel to the freestream flow.

Original languageEnglish
Article number041503
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume97
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jul 26
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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