The Electro-Hydro-Dynamics (EHD) interaction, induced in atmospheric pressure still air by a surface dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) actuator, had been experimentally studied. A plasma aerodynamic actuator array, able to produce a vectorized jet, with the induced airflow oriented toward the desired direction, had been developed. The array was constituted by a sequence of single surface DBD actuators with kapton as dielectric material. An ac voltage in the range 0÷6 kV peak at 15 kHz had been used. The vectorization had been obtained by feeding the upper electrodes with different voltages and by varying the electrical connections. The lower electrodes had been connected either to ground or to the high voltage source, to produce the desired jet orientation and to avoid plasma formation acting in an undesired direction. Voltage and current measurements had been carried out to evaluate waveforms and to estimate the active power delivered to the discharge. Schlieren imaging allowed to visualize the induced jet and to estimate its orientation. Pitot measurements had been performed to obtain velocity profiles for all jet configurations. A proportional relation between the jet deflection angle and the applied voltage had been found. Moreover, a linear relation had been obtained between the maximum speed in the jet direction, and the applied voltage. The active power of the discharge is approximated by both a power law function or an exponential function of the applied voltage.

Experimental investigation on a vectorized aerodynamic dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuator array / Neretti G.; Cristofolini A.; Borghi C.A.. - In: JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS. - ISSN 0021-8979. - ELETTRONICO. - 115:16(2014), pp. 163304 (2014).1-163304 (2014).12. [10.1063/1.4873896]

Experimental investigation on a vectorized aerodynamic dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuator array

NERETTI, GABRIELE;CRISTOFOLINI, ANDREA;BORGHI, CARLO ANGELO
2014

Abstract

The Electro-Hydro-Dynamics (EHD) interaction, induced in atmospheric pressure still air by a surface dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) actuator, had been experimentally studied. A plasma aerodynamic actuator array, able to produce a vectorized jet, with the induced airflow oriented toward the desired direction, had been developed. The array was constituted by a sequence of single surface DBD actuators with kapton as dielectric material. An ac voltage in the range 0÷6 kV peak at 15 kHz had been used. The vectorization had been obtained by feeding the upper electrodes with different voltages and by varying the electrical connections. The lower electrodes had been connected either to ground or to the high voltage source, to produce the desired jet orientation and to avoid plasma formation acting in an undesired direction. Voltage and current measurements had been carried out to evaluate waveforms and to estimate the active power delivered to the discharge. Schlieren imaging allowed to visualize the induced jet and to estimate its orientation. Pitot measurements had been performed to obtain velocity profiles for all jet configurations. A proportional relation between the jet deflection angle and the applied voltage had been found. Moreover, a linear relation had been obtained between the maximum speed in the jet direction, and the applied voltage. The active power of the discharge is approximated by both a power law function or an exponential function of the applied voltage.
2014
Experimental investigation on a vectorized aerodynamic dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuator array / Neretti G.; Cristofolini A.; Borghi C.A.. - In: JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS. - ISSN 0021-8979. - ELETTRONICO. - 115:16(2014), pp. 163304 (2014).1-163304 (2014).12. [10.1063/1.4873896]
Neretti G.; Cristofolini A.; Borghi C.A.
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