Towards sensing and control of separation in subsonic flows

Monica J. Young, Hiroshi Higuchi, Mark N. Glauser, Jeffrey Taylor

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The purpose of this study is to validate the use of Proper Orthogonal Decomposition POD and Modified Linear Stochastic Estimation mLSE based low-dimensional methods to model an external flow over a NACA 4412 airfoil. By using a combination of Particle Image Velocimetry PIV and multiple airfoil surface pressure measurements, the full velocity field (mean plus fluctuating) is estimated through implementation of a modified complementary technique. We will identify a low-dimensional mean flow just from the wall pressure, specifically observing when the profiles are at the incipient condition. This gives a reasonable estimate of the low-dimensional velocity field. The importance of this work lies in that the flow is estimated from the wall pressure only, providing a practical means for estimating the flow state. This is particularly important for flow control applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th ASME/JSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 2, Part B, Symposia
EditorsA. Ogut, Y. Tsuji, M. Kawahashi
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)0791836967, 9780791836965
StatePublished - 2003
Event4th ASME/JSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Jul 6 2003Jul 10 2003

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME/JSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference
Volume2 B


Other4th ASME/JSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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