Evolution of wing tip vortex has been widely studied by many researchers. Winglet, jet, and suction devices have been implemented close to the wing tip to passively or actively mitigate the tip vortex effects. This study aims to investigate the effects of employing a synthetic jet at the tip of a half wing model. The flow was assumed to be incompressible, low speed and the Reynolds number based on chord length with aspect ratio equal to two for half wing was 1.8 × 105. Different reduced frequencies and momentum coefficients were applied. A Detached Eddy Simulation by considering Spalart-Allmaras as the turbulence model for subgrid scale zone and near the walls was employed to simulate the flow field study. Results showed large diffusivity in vortex core. Also, a reduction in longitudinal and total velocity magnitude has observed at vortex core region in the near wake.
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Investigating the Effects of Using Synthetic Jet on Wing Tip Vortex at Low Reynolds Number
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Kamari, D, & Tadjfar, M. "Investigating the Effects of Using Synthetic Jet on Wing Tip Vortex at Low Reynolds Number." Proceedings of the ASME 2017 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting. Volume 1C, Symposia: Gas-Liquid Two-Phase Flows; Gas and Liquid-Solid Two-Phase Flows; Numerical Methods for Multiphase Flow; Turbulent Flows: Issues and Perspectives; Flow Applications in Aerospace; Fluid Power; Bio-Inspired Fluid Mechanics; Flow Manipulation and Active Control; Fundamental Issues and Perspectives in Fluid Mechanics; Transport Phenomena in Energy Conversion From Clean and Sustainable Resources; Transport Phenomena in Materials Processing and Manufacturing Processes. Waikoloa, Hawaii, USA. July 30–August 3, 2017. V01CT19A001. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM2017-69117
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