Study on application of DBD plasma actuator for side force control of high-angle-of-attack slender body

Hiroyuki Nishida, Taku Nonomura, Ryoji Inaba, Masayuki Sato, Satoshi Nonaka

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Abstract

We have analyzed the asymmetric separation flow over a slender body at high angle of attack by numerical simulations aiming a control of the asymmetric vortices using a dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma actuator. The Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes/Large-Eddy Simulation hybrid method (RANS/LES) was adopted with the high-order compact spatial difference scheme. First, for investigating the characteristics of the asymmetric separation flow, the simulation of the flow field over the slender body was conducted for various angle of attack and bump height. Note that the bump is added near the body apex to simulate the symmetry-breaking imperfection. When the angle of attack or the bump becomes higher, the asymmetricity of vorticities becomes stronger. The side force has nonlinearity with the angle of attack or the bump height. Next, numerical simulations of the flow control using a plasma actuator were conducted. The side force coefficient can be continuously controlled in response to output power of the actuator within about ±1.0 on an average by the actuator's actuation at the aft body. However, the flow control effect is totally difference between starboard-side actuator's actuation and port-side actuator actuation. In addition, it is strongly influenced by the angle of attack.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpace for Our Future - Advances in the Astronautical Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 13th International Conference of Pacific-Basin Societies, ISCOPS 2012
Pages565-579
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 24
Externally publishedYes
Event13th International Space Conference of Pacific-Basin Societies, ISCOPS 2012 - Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 2012 May 152012 May 18

Publication series

NameAdvances in the Astronautical Sciences
Volume146
ISSN (Print)0065-3438

Other

Other13th International Space Conference of Pacific-Basin Societies, ISCOPS 2012
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityKyoto
Period12/5/1512/5/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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