Study, Implementation, and Testing of Active Flow Control


A survey of projects conducted by the presenter in the field of active flow control and the future plans for continuing similar research at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU) will be presented. Specifically three projects will be briefly discussed. (1) Controlling the local boundary layer characteristics on the Stingray UAV at low angles of attack using synthetic jet actuators. (2) Controlling the fore-body vortices that form on a slender axisymmetric body at high angles of attack through dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuators. (3) Current work and future plans to intelligently control stall flutter on high aspect ratio flexible wings. Finally, the presentation will conclude with a brief discussion of the presenter’s plans for assembling a new experimental aerodynamic testing laboratory at CU; including a moderate scale open-return low-speed wind tunnel and the supporting measurement equipment. The presenter envisages this laboratory as significant asset to the local fluids community because of the potential it brings for future collaborations.

Sep 30, 2014 3:30 PM — 4:30 PM
Bechtel Collaboratory, Discovery Learning Center
Engineering Center, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO 80309

University of Colorado Boulder