A numerical study is conducted to explore the performance and efficiency of Single Dielectric Barrier Discharge (SDBD) plasma actuators for controlling the turbulent boundary layer separation that occurs on the blades of a centrifugal fan. The numerical approach is based on the computational method developed previously to couple a DBD Electro Hydro-Dynamic (EHD) body force model with a RANS/LES flow model. The EHD body force model is based on solving the electrostatic equations for the electric potential due to applied voltage and the net charge density due to ionized air. The efficiency of the actuator at four different alternative current (AC) waveforms including sine, pulse, square, and pulse-amplitude-modulated sine is investigated in this study. The effect of applied voltage on the performance of the plasma actuator is also examined for all waveforms.
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Numerical Analysis of SDBD-Plasma Based Separation Control on the Blades of a Rotating Impeller
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Aram, S, Lee, Y, & Shan, H. "Numerical Analysis of SDBD-Plasma Based Separation Control on the Blades of a Rotating Impeller." Proceedings of the ASME 2016 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting collocated with the ASME 2016 Heat Transfer Summer Conference and the ASME 2016 14th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels. Volume 1A, Symposia: Turbomachinery Flow Simulation and Optimization; Applications in CFD; Bio-Inspired and Bio-Medical Fluid Mechanics; CFD Verification and Validation; Development and Applications of Immersed Boundary Methods; DNS, LES and Hybrid RANS/LES Methods; Fluid Machinery; Fluid-Structure Interaction and Flow-Induced Noise in Industrial Applications; Flow Applications in Aerospace; Active Fluid Dynamics and Flow Control — Theory, Experiments and Implementation. Washington, DC, USA. July 10–14, 2016. V01AT02A002. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM2016-7538
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