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Dynamic characterization of piezoelectric micro-blowers for separation flow control

Abstract : A micro-blower device, made by Murata™ Manufacturing Co. and originally designed for cooling electronic microprocessors, is used in the present study as an actuator for separation flow control. The dynamical performance of the device, working in pulsed mode, is experimentally investigated to deduce its abilities and limitations regarding active flow control. Both the device design and its dynamical characterization are addressed in the paper, paying particular attention to its ability to control flow. Both hot-wire anemometry and particle image velocimetry have been employed to investigate the dynamical evolution of the pulsed jet and allow the identification of the jet organized flow structures. The phase-averaging technique is applied to distinguish the large scale structure dynamics induced during the ejection phase. An array of active devices is also used to evaluate the flow control efficiency by forcing frequency strategy in order to reduce the separation area of a back facing step flow. Results show good performance in open loop flow control and applicability of such actuator for further closed loop flow control research.
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Camila Chovet, Marc Lippert, Laurent Keirsbulck, Jean-Marc Foucaut. Dynamic characterization of piezoelectric micro-blowers for separation flow control. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical , Elsevier, 2016, 249, pp.122-130. ⟨10.1016/j.sna.2016.08.016⟩. ⟨hal-03462017⟩



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