Stabilization of crossflow instability with plasma actuators

linearized navier stokes simulations

Kean Lee Kang, Richard Ashworth, Shahid Mughal

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This paper describes work carried out within the Buterfli project to look at the control of transition causing “target” stationary cross flow vortices, by the use of distributed plasma actuation to generate sub-dominant “killer” modes. The objective is to use the “killer” modes to control the “target” modes through a non-linear stabilising mechanism. The numerical modelling and results are compared to experimental studies performed at the TsAGI T124 tunnel for a swept plate subject to a favourable pressure gradient flow. A mathematical model for the actuator developed at TsAGI was implemented in a linearised Navier Stokes (LNS) solver and used to model and hence predict “killer” mode amplitudes at a measurement plane in the experiment. The LNS analysis shows good agreement with experiment, and the results are used as input for non-linear PSE analysis to predict the effect of these modes on crossflow transition. Whilst the numerical model indicates a delay in transition, experimental results indicated an advance rather than delay in transition; this was determined to be due to actuator induced unsteadiness arising in the experiment, resulting in the generation of travelling crossflow disturbances which tended to obscure and thus dominate the plasma stabilised stationary disturbances.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
Event7th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences - Politecnico , Milan, Italy
Duration: 3 Jul 20176 Jul 2017
http://www.eucass2017.eu

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Conference7th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences
Abbreviated titleEUCASS
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period3/07/176/07/17
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Kang, K. L., Ashworth, R., & Mughal, S. (2017). Stabilization of crossflow instability with plasma actuators: linearized navier stokes simulations. Paper presented at 7th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences, Milan, Italy. https://doi.org/10.13009/EUCASS2017-341
Kang, Kean Lee ; Ashworth, Richard ; Mughal, Shahid. / Stabilization of crossflow instability with plasma actuators : linearized navier stokes simulations. Paper presented at 7th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences, Milan, Italy.9 p.
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Kang, KL, Ashworth, R & Mughal, S 2017, 'Stabilization of crossflow instability with plasma actuators: linearized navier stokes simulations' Paper presented at 7th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences, Milan, Italy, 3/07/17 - 6/07/17, . https://doi.org/10.13009/EUCASS2017-341

Stabilization of crossflow instability with plasma actuators : linearized navier stokes simulations. / Kang, Kean Lee; Ashworth, Richard; Mughal, Shahid.

2017. Paper presented at 7th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences, Milan, Italy.

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