LES of separated-flow controlled by DBD plasma actuator around NACA 0015 over reynolds number range of 104 - 106

Makoto Sato, Koichi Okada, Hikaru Aono, Kengo Asada, Aiko Yakeno, Taku Nonomura, Kozo Fujii

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Abstract

We have conducted high-fidelity large-eddy simulations on the separated flow around an airfoil with control by the DBD plasma actuator over a wide Reynolds number range. The Reynolds numbers based on a chord length were set to 63,000, 260,000 and 1,600,000. For the no control cases, the flow separates near the leading edge in laminar state at Reynolds numbers of 63,000 and 260,000, and massive turbulent separation occurs at Reynolds number of 1,600,000. The separation control with the burst actuation can achieve the flow reattachment through the promotion of the turbulent transition for the Reynolds numbers of 63,000 and 260,000, resulting in the improvement in both the lift and drag. On the other hand, the lift coefficient can be mainly increased over 45 % through the large-scale vortex paring induced by the burst plasma actuation for the Reynolds number of 1,600,000. The effects of the burst frequency on the separation control are evaluated based on the improvement of the aerodynamic performance. In this evaluation, the effective burst frequency non-dimensionalized by a chord length and freestream velocity (F+ = f+c=u∞) comes to change with the Reynolds number. While relatively high burst frequencies (F+ ≈ 5) show the good improvement in the lift-drag ratio at Reynolds number of 63,000, the lower burst frequency (F+ ≈ 1) shows the highest improvement at Reynolds number of 1,600,000. On the other hand, when the non-dimensional burst frequency based on the momentum thickness and edge velocity of the separation shear-layer (Fθs) is considered, the high liftdrag ratio can be recognized at Fθs ≈ 10-2 for all the Reynolds number conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624103438
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2015 - Kissimmee, United States
Duration: 2015 Jan 52015 Jan 9

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Name53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting

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Other53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2015
CountryUnited States
CityKissimmee
Period15/1/515/1/9

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering

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    Sato, M., Okada, K., Aono, H., Asada, K., Yakeno, A., Nonomura, T., & Fujii, K. (2015). LES of separated-flow controlled by DBD plasma actuator around NACA 0015 over reynolds number range of 104 - 106. In 53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting [AIAA 2015-0308] (53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting). American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2015-0308