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Development of smart vortex generators
Author(s): Fabio Geraci; Jonathan E. Cooper; Michael Amprikidis
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Paper Abstract

Two concepts for Smart Vortex Generators have been designed, constructed and tested. The first is based upon the use of Shape Memory Alloy, whereas the second makes use of a pneumatic actuator. Experimental wind tunnel tests were undertaken using Fluorine Flow Visualisation in order to investigate their performance. It was demonstrated that both concepts enabled full control of the vortex generator angle for all speeds up to 35 ms-1.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5056, Smart Structures and Materials 2003: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems, (5 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.483436
Show Author Affiliations
Fabio Geraci, Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)
Jonathan E. Cooper, Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)
Michael Amprikidis, Univ. of Manchester (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5056:
Smart Structures and Materials 2003: Smart Structures and Integrated Systems
Amr M. Baz, Editor(s)

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