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Small engines will be finding increasing applications in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), drones and helicopters. However, their turbomachines exhibit lower efficiencies than those of large scale engines. In this context, the aerodynamic losses in the low-pressure turbines (LPTs) are largely accountable to flow separation at low Reynolds numbers operation, ie in cruise conditions. Active flow control is a promising technology to suppress separation, thus reducing losses, fuel consumption rates and therefore emissions. The present paper is focused on the experimental investigation of the potentialities of a Single Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma Actuator (SDBDPA) to reattach the separated flow at a Reynolds number of 2⋅ 10 4. The influence of the high voltage (HV) waveform supplying the SDBDPA on both flow separation control and device power dissipation was studied. The investigated SDBDPA was …
Elsevier Masson
Publication date: 
1 May 2018

E Pescini, MG De Giorgi, A Suma, L Francioso, A Ficarella

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Volume: 76 Pages: 442-454
Aerospace Science and Technology