Several aspects of active flow control on modified GLAS II Airfoil

Benjamin Wesley, Boris Zakharin, Israel J. Wygnanski

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Several aspects of flow separation control on the modified Glauert's Laminar Airfoil Section 11 (GLAS 11) were investigated experimentally. The control, via zero-net mass flux oscillatory blowing from a spanwise slot was considered. The present investigation attempts to quantify the control efficacy of the method and to study the dynamical effects of reattachment and separation, as a prerequisite for closed-loop control. The possible mechanisms of the control and their effect on the flow dynamics are discussed. The significance of the ramp curvature was also of concern. Since the control of the separation over a wall-mounted hump, having a shape that is similar to the upper loft of the GLAS II airfoil, was extensively investigated recently, the present experiment focuses on the differences between the flow over such a hump and over an airfoil. A temporal response of the flow to changes in actuation is considered as well.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - 3rd AIAA Flow Control Conference
Number of pages16
StatePublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd AIAA Flow Control Conference - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 5 Jun 20068 Jun 2006

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - 3rd AIAA Flow Control Conference


Conference3rd AIAA Flow Control Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


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