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Title: Tone noise reduction by plasma actuator on a flat plate with blunt trailing edge
Other Titles: Vortex shedding noise reduction by single dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuators
Authors: Al-Sadawi, L
Chong, TP
Keywords: Vortex shedding narrow band;Single Dielectric Barrier plasma actuators;Active control
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
Citation: 22nd AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference, (AIAA 2016-2759), (30 May - 1 June 2016)
Abstract: An experimental study of active control of vortex shedding narrow band tonal noise from both blunt and rounded trailing edge of a profiled body at zero incidences was performed using Single Dielectric Barrier plasma actuators (DBD). Acoustics and flow measurements were carried out in an open jet, aerocoustic wind tunnel at Reynolds numbers ranging from 7x104 to 4x105. The noise results were obtained using single microphone, while both PIV and hot-wire were used for flow measurement in order to further understand the flow control mechanism behind the noise reduction. Three configurations of plasma actuators were investigated, tangential wind actuation (PA1), downward wind actuation (PA2), and spanwise wind actuation (PA3). The noise results suggest that plasma actuator (PA1) is less effective for vortex shedding tonal noise reduction compared with the other configurations. On the other hand the second tested configuration (PA2) showed ability to attenuate vortex shedding tonal noise by 15 dB at 7.5 ms-1. While the last configuration (PA3), demonstrate the ability to reduce the tonal noise by 8dB. In addition, hot-wire and PIV results revealed that the generated electric wind under the current experimental conditions does not eliminates the vortices, but reduces their strength, makes them extended, and reduces the turbulence intensity in the wake region which leads to a reduction in the fluctuating component of the drag coefficient.
ISBN: 978-1-62410-386-5
Appears in Collections:Dept of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering Research Papers

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