Numerical investigation on flow control effects of plasma actuators for subsonic aerofoils in turbine applications

G. W. Bell, H. Ogawa, S. Watkins

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Abstract

Plasma actuators are all electrical devices capable of altering flow paths and reattaching separated boundary layers. The application to low pressure turbine stages in axial turbine engines indicates further fuel efficiency improvements at low Reynolds numbers. Using wind tunnel experiments, a numerical plasma model through steady-state simulations with RANS turbulence modeling was developed. Reasonable agreement has been observed in the calibration of the numerical plasma model to experimental data. Further parametric studies are considered, aiming to optimize control, reduce pressure loss for turbine stages, and reduce actuator power consumption.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2014
PublisherAustralasian Fluid Mechanics Society
ISBN (Electronic)9780646596952
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2014 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: Dec 8 2014Dec 11 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2014

Conference

Conference19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2014
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period12/8/1412/11/14

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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Bell, G. W., Ogawa, H., & Watkins, S. (2014). Numerical investigation on flow control effects of plasma actuators for subsonic aerofoils in turbine applications. In Proceedings of the 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2014 (Proceedings of the 19th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, AFMC 2014). Australasian Fluid Mechanics Society.