Parametric Optimization of Multi-Electrode Plasma Actuator with Serrated Electrode

T. Matsuno, A. Fukuda, H. Kawazoe, K. Nakai, H. Nishida

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The thrust performance of the multi-electrode plasma actuator has been investigated and optimized in terms of the configuration of the actuator element and the driving conditions, from the viewpoint of electrical mobility of ions. A trielectrode plasma actuator that has two exposed electrodes with serration in bilateral symmetry was used in this study. The induced body force of the plasma actuator was investigated on quiescent air, by measuring thrust of the induced jet. With the experimental results, the physical factors that affect the growth of thrust is considered, by estimating total momentum of ions from their drift velocity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012005
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Oct 16
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Conference on Fluid Control, Measurements and Visualization, FLUCOME 2017 - Notre Dame, United States
Duration: 2017 Oct 82017 Oct 12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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