New wall motion actuator using magnetic fluid and elastic membrane for laminar flow control

Jae Hung Han, Junji Tani, Jinhao Qiu, Yasuaki Kohama, Yoshihiro Shindo

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    Abstract

    A new wall motion actuator for the control of boundary layer flow is presented. The actuator consists of a magnetic fluid layer with an elastic membrane surface and coil system. The vertical motion of the elastic membrane is generated when the magnetic fields are applied to the magnetic fluid. It is possible to control the wall motion by the adjustment of the electric current to the coils. The static and dynamic characteristics of the new actuators have been experimentally investigated. The effectiveness of the actuator for laminar flow control has been shown via wind tunnel testing. Two-dimensional travelling waves, or Tollmien-Schlichting waves (T-S waves), have been effectively attenuated by using the new actuator.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)149-154
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures
    Volume10
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jan 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Mechanical Engineering

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