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Fluidic actuators for active flow control on airframe
Author(s): M. Schueller; P. Weigel; M. Lipowski; M. Meyer; P. Schlösser; M. Bauer
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Paper Abstract

One objective of the European Projects AFLoNext and Clean Sky 2 is to apply Active Flow Control (AFC) on the airframe in critical aerodynamic areas such as the engine/wing junction or the outer wing region for being able to locally improve the aerodynamics in certain flight conditions. At the engine/wing junction, AFC is applied to alleviate or even eliminate flow separation at low speeds and high angle of attacks likely to be associated with the integration of underwing- mounted Ultra High Bypass Ratio (UHBR) engines and the necessary slat-cut-outs. At the outer wing region, AFC can be used to allow more aggressive future wing designs with improved performance. A relevant part of the work on AFC concepts for airframe application is the development of suitable actuators. Fluidic Actuated Flow Control (FAFC) has been introduced as a Flow Control Technology that influences the boundary layer by actively blowing air through slots or holes out of the aircraft skin. FAFC actuators can be classified by their Net Mass Flux and accordingly divided into ZNMF (Zero Net Mass Flux) and NZNMF (Non Zero Net-Mass-Flux) actuators. In the frame of both projects, both types of the FAFC actuator concepts are addressed. In this paper, the objectives of AFC on the airframe is presented and the actuators that are used within the project are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 April 2016
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9801, Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies 2016, 980103 (16 April 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2219175
Show Author Affiliations
M. Schueller, Fraunhofer-Institut für Elektronische Nanosysteme (Germany)
P. Weigel, Fraunhofer-Institut für Elektronische Nanosysteme (Germany)
M. Lipowski, Fraunhofer-Institut für Elektronische Nanosysteme (Germany)
M. Meyer, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH (Germany)
P. Schlösser, Airbus Defence and Space GmbH (Germany)
M. Bauer, Navasto GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9801:
Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies 2016
Steven F. Griffin, Editor(s)

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