Volume 7, 2015Progress in Flight Physics – Volume 7
|Page(s)||169 - 190|
|Published online||08 June 2015|
On the possibility of laminar flow control on a swept wing by means of plasma actuators
Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI) 1 Zhukovsky Str., Zhukovsky, Moscow Region 140180, Russia
Theoretical assessment of the possibility of laminar flow control (LFC) on a swept wing owing to volumetric force and heat impact of plasma actuators is presented. The proposed approach includes numerical modeling of dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) actuators, calculation of inviscid flow over an infinite span swept wing, calculation of compressible boundary layer spatially modulated in spanwise direction, and numerical solution of linear stability problem for stationary modes of cross-flow-type disturbances. Calculations have been performed for one set of geometrical and physical parameters describing plasma actuators to estimate qualitative features of volumetric force and heat input distributions. Inviscid flow and boundary layer calculations were executed at free stream parameters corresponding to typical cruise flight conditions. Estimation of volumetric force impact necessary for noticeable influence on cross-flowtype instability is obtained.
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