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Piezoelectric actuator for pulsating jets
Author(s): Michel Brissaud; Paul Gonnard; Jean-Christophe Bera; Michel Sunyach
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Paper Abstract

Recent researches in aeronautics showed that fluidic actuator systems could offer possibilities for drag reduction and lift improvement. To this end many actuator types were designed. This paper deals with the design, fabrication and test of piezoelectric actuator in order to generate pulsated jets normal to a surface and control air flow separation. It is based on the flexural displacement of a rectangular metal plate clamped on one of its large edge. Piezoelectric patches cemented on the plate were used for driving into vibration the actuator. Experimental measurements show that pulsed flow velocities are adjustable from 1.5m/s to 35m/s through a 100x1mm2 slit andwithin a 100 to 400 Hz frequency range. Prototype provides the jet performances classically required for active control flow.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 August 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4073, Fifth European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials, (24 August 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.396418
Show Author Affiliations
Michel Brissaud, INSA Lyon (France)
Paul Gonnard, INSA Lyon (France)
Jean-Christophe Bera, Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France)
Michel Sunyach, Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4073:
Fifth European Conference on Smart Structures and Materials
Pierre Francois Gobin; Clifford M. Friend, Editor(s)

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