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Flow Separation Control on a Full-Scale Vertical Tail Model using Sweeping Jet Actuators

Andino, Marlyn Y. and Lin, John C. and Washburn, Anthony E. and Whalen, Edward A. and Graff, Emilio C. and Wygnanski, Israel J. (2015) Flow Separation Control on a Full-Scale Vertical Tail Model using Sweeping Jet Actuators. In: 53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics , Reston, VA, Art. No. 2015-0785. ISBN 978-1-62410-343-8. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20191016-102121135

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Abstract

This paper describes test results of a joint NASA/Boeing research effort to advance Active Flow Control (AFC) technology to enhance aerodynamic efficiency. A full-scale Boeing 757 vertical tail model equipped with sweeping jets AFC was tested at the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex 40- by 80-Foot Wind Tunnel at NASA Ames Research Center. The flow separation control optimization was performed at 100 knots, a maximum rudder deflection of 30°, and sideslip angles of 0° and -7.5°. Greater than 20% increments in side force were achieved at the two sideslip angles with a 31-actuator AFC configuration. Flow physics and flow separation control associated with the AFC are presented in detail. AFC caused significant increases in suction pressure on the actuator side and associated side force enhancement. The momentum coefficient (C_µ) is shown to be a useful parameter to use for scaling-up sweeping jet AFC from sub-scale tests to full-scale applications. Reducing the number of actuators at a constant total C_µ of approximately 0.5% and tripling the actuator spacing did not significantly affect the flow separation control effectiveness.


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Official Citation:Flow Separation Control on a Full-Scale Vertical Tail Model using Sweeping Jet Actuators. Marlyn Y. Andino, John C. Lin, Anthony E. Washburn, Edward A. Whalen, Emilio C. Graff, and Israel J. Wygnanski. 53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting. January 2015. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2015-0785
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