Closed-loop active flow control of a three-dimensional turret wake

Patrick R. Shea, Mark N. Glauser

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Abstract

An experimental study has been performed to investigate the wake of a three-dimensional turret with an aspect ratio of 1.17 at a diameter based Reynolds number of 5:5 × 105. This work was performed to develop a better understanding of both the spatial structure and time dependent nature of the wake with and without suction based active flow control. For the current tests, active flow control was applied around the leading edge of the turret aperture to match a control configuration that might be used for mitigating aero-optic distortions. Stereoscopic PIV was used to evaluate the spatial structure of the wake and dynamic surface pressure measurements were used to study the time dependent behavior. The results of this work have shown that the turret flow field is complex and highly three dimensional when considering both the spatial and temporal nature of the wake. With the application of active flow control, both the spatial structure and time dependent behavior of the wake were signficantly altered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition 2013
StatePublished - Aug 19 2013
Event51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition 2013 - Grapevine, TX, United States
Duration: Jan 7 2013Jan 10 2013

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Name51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition 2013

Other

Other51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition 2013
CountryUnited States
CityGrapevine, TX
Period1/7/131/10/13

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  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering

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Shea, P. R., & Glauser, M. N. (2013). Closed-loop active flow control of a three-dimensional turret wake. In 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition 2013 (51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition 2013).