Direct numerical simulation of turbulent friction drag reduction by traveling wave-like blowing using plasma actuators

Yasuhito Murai, Koji Fukagata

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Abstract

We numerically investigated the effects of friction drag reduction and energy gain by traveling wave-like blowing using plasma actuators arrayed on channel walls. Wall-normal flow is induced by opposed arrangement of plasma actuators. We used Shyy et al.'s model [1] to compute the body force of plasma actuators, which is added to the Navier-Stokes equation. With this model, the body force distribution is simplified as compared to the actual one, which is quite complicated. We perform direct numerical simulation under several parameter sets: the wavenum-ber, the amplitude, and the phasespeed of body forces. The obtained maximum friction drag reduction rate is 37% as compared to the uncontrolled case. Under the same phase speed and amplitude of body force, the friction drag is found to be reduced more with larger wavenumber. Under the same phase speed and wavenumber, the friction drag reduction is found to be larger with stronger body force. In the drag reducing cases, formation of spanwise vortices leads to reduction of the Reynolds sheer stress near the wall as well as the friction drag. Although net energy saving is acheived in some parameter sets, it is not achieved in most cases. This means that the reduced pumping power is generally smaller than the power input of plasma actuators.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME-JSME-KSME 2011 Joint Fluids Engineering Conference, AJK 2011
Pages3905-3910
Number of pages6
EditionPARTS A, B, C, D
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1
EventASME-JSME-KSME 2011 Joint Fluids Engineering Conference, AJK 2011 - Hamamatsu, Japan
Duration: 2011 Jul 242011 Jul 29

Publication series

NameASME-JSME-KSME 2011 Joint Fluids Engineering Conference, AJK 2011
NumberPARTS A, B, C, D
Volume1

Other

OtherASME-JSME-KSME 2011 Joint Fluids Engineering Conference, AJK 2011
CountryJapan
CityHamamatsu
Period11/7/2411/7/29

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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    Murai, Y., & Fukagata, K. (2011). Direct numerical simulation of turbulent friction drag reduction by traveling wave-like blowing using plasma actuators. In ASME-JSME-KSME 2011 Joint Fluids Engineering Conference, AJK 2011 (PARTS A, B, C, D ed., pp. 3905-3910). (ASME-JSME-KSME 2011 Joint Fluids Engineering Conference, AJK 2011; Vol. 1, No. PARTS A, B, C, D). https://doi.org/10.1115/AJK2011-25008