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Flow Control: From Inception to Application

Flow Control: From Inception to Application

Monday 13/03/2017
  • Michael (Miki) Amitay
  • Classroom 165, ground floor, Library, Aerospace Eng.
  • Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering Department
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
  • The talk will be given in English

Flow control has emerged as an enabling technology to improve vehicles’ performance.  It involves passive and active devices to affect a beneficial change in wall-bounded or free-shear flows.  The presentation will provide and demonstrate a few ideas to control flows and the route(s) to application. The talk will be divided into three major parts:

  1. Current and future activities in the Center for Flow Physics and Control at RPI.
  2. Piezoelectric-based actuators, including synthetic jets, dynamic low aspect ratio, surface mounted pins, and Piezoelectrically Driven Oscillating Surface (PDOS) actuators and their interaction with different cross flows.  This will include a flow over a flat plat, laminar-turbulent transition control, and separation control over flapped airfoils.
  3. Application: performance enhancement of a vertical tail of a commercial airplane using distributed finite span Synthetic Jet actuators – from small-scale wind tunnel model(s) to flight.
Light refreshments will be served before the lecture
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