Incompressible flow model of synthetic jet actuators

Hui Tang, Shan Zhong

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A performance prediction model is developed for circular synthetic jet actuators in which the flow is assumed to be incompressible. Accurate prediction of the behavior of synthetic jets is challenging because of their complex unsteady nature. The importance of dimensionless stroke length and Reynolds number in determining the characteristics was confirmed. The performance parameters of synthetic jets, if expressed in their nondimensional form, are expected to be functions of these nondimensional parameters. It is assumed that the diaphragm is clamped round its edge and the peak-to-peak displacement at its center is fixed at a known value.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)908-912
Number of pages5
JournalAIAA Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering


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