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Active Flow Control on Vertical Tail Models.

AIAA J 2019 Aug 17;57(8):3322-3338. Epub 2019 Jul 17.

The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85718.

Active flow control (AFC) subscale experiments were conducted at the Lucas Wind Tunnel of the California Institute of Technology. Tests were performed on a generic vertical tail model at low speeds. Fluidic oscillators were used at the trailing edge of the main element (vertical stabilizer) to redirect the flow over the rudder and delay or prevent flow separation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.J057876DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6800738PMC

Influence of a Backward-Facing Step on Swept-Wing Boundary-Layer Transition.

AIAA J 2019 Jan;57(1):267-278

NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia 23681.

Experimental measurements were performed on a swept flat-plate model with an airfoil leading edge and imposed chordwise pressure gradient to determine the effects of a backward-facing step on transition in a low-speed stationary crossflow-dominated boundary layer. Detailed hot-wire measurements were performed for three step heights ranging from 36 to 49% of the boundary-layer thickness at the step and corresponding to subcritical, nearly critical, and critical cases. In general, the step had a small localized effect on the growth of the stationary crossflow vortex, whereas the unsteady disturbance amplitudes increased with increasing step height. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.J057437DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6800700PMC
January 2019

Volterra Kernels Assessment via Time-Delay Neural Networks for Nonlinear Unsteady Aerodynamic Loading Identification.

AIAA J 2019 Apr;57(4):1725-1735

NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, 23681-0001, United States.

Reduced-order modeling using the Volterra series approach has been successfully applied in the past decades to weakly nonlinear aerodynamic and aeroelastic systems. However, aspects regarding the identification of the kernels associated with the convolution integrals of Volterra series can profoundly affect the quality of the resulting reduced-order model (ROM). An alternative method for their identification based on artificial neural networks is evaluated in this work. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.J057229DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6750029PMC
April 2019
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Demonstration of Separation Control Using Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma Actuators.

AIAA J 2018 6;56(11):4614-4620. Epub 2018 Sep 6.

NASA John H. Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio 44135.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.J056976DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6376197PMC
September 2018
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Azimuthal Variation of Instabilities Generated on a Flared Cone by Laser Perturbations.

AIAA J 2018 May 22;56(5):1867-1877. Epub 2018 Feb 22.

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907.

To study the azimuthal development of boundary-layer instabilities, a controlled, laser-generated perturbation was created in the freestream of the Boeing/U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research Mach 6 Quiet Tunnel. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.J056419DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6662223PMC

Interaction of a Backward-Facing Step and Crossflow Instabilities in Boundary-Layer Transition.

AIAA J 2018 Feb 19;56(2):497-509. Epub 2017 Sep 19.

NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia 23681.

A swept flat plate model with an imposed pressure gradient was experimentally investigated in a low-speed flow to determine the effect of a backward-facing step on transition in a stationary crossflow-dominated flow. Detailed hotwire measurements of boundary-layer flow were performed to investigate the upstream shift in transition due to a step height of 49% of the local unperturbed boundary-layer thickness. Increasing the initial stationary crossflow amplitude caused an upstream movement of the transition front for the backward-facing step case. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.J056267DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6662217PMC
February 2018

Effects of Sweeping Jet Actuator Parameters on Flow Separation Control.

Authors:
Mehti Koklu

AIAA J 2018 Jan;56(1):100-110

NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA 23681.

A parametric experimental study was performed with sweeping jet actuators (fluidic oscillators) to determine their effectiveness in controlling flow separation on an adverse pressure gradient ramp. Actuator parameters that were investigated include blowing coefficients, operation mode, pitch and spreading angles, streamwise location, and size. Surface pressure measurements and surface oilflow visualization were used to characterize the effects of these parameters on the actuator performance. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.J055796DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6687328PMC
January 2018

Mach 10 Bow-Shock Unsteadiness Modeled by Linear Combination of Two Mechanisms.

Authors:
R Jeffrey Balla

AIAA J 2017 Dec 31;55(12):4274-4285. Epub 2017 Oct 31.

NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia 23681.

This paper presents mechanisms to explain, as well as mathematics to model, time-averaged spatially resolved amplitude observations of number density and number density unsteadiness in a Mach 10 flow as it transitions from the freestream, through a bow-shock wave, and into the gas cap created by a blunt-body model. The primary driver for bow-shock unsteadiness is freestream unsteadiness or "tunnel noise." Primary unsteadiness is bow-shock oscillation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.J055944DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6818505PMC
December 2017

Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma Actuator Thrust Measurement Methodology Incorporating Antithrust Hypothesis.

AIAA J 2017 Dec 6;55(12):4181-4192. Epub 2017 Sep 6.

HX5 Sierra, LLC, Cleveland, Ohio 44135.

The thrust of the dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuator is the plasma body force minus the wall shear force, and it equals the net induced momentum. Thrust measurement simplicity makes it a good metric of the aerodynamic performance for active flow control applications. Uncertainty and non-repeatability issues with conventional test setups motivated development of a novel suspended actuator test setup and a measurement methodology consisting of a burn-in procedure followed by frequency scans at constant voltages. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.J055856DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6530993PMC
December 2017
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Wall-Modeled Large-Eddy Simulation of a High Reynolds Number Separating and Reattaching Flow.

AIAA J 2017 Nov;55(11)

Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305.

The performance of two wall models based on Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes is compared in large-eddy simulation of a high Reynolds number separating and reattaching flow over the NASA wall-mounted hump. Wall modeling significantly improves flow prediction on a coarse grid where the large-eddy simulation with the no-slip wall boundary condition fails. Low-order statistics from the wall-modeled large-eddy simulation are in good agreement with the experiment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.J055745DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6800694PMC
November 2017

Progress Toward Accurate Measurement of Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma Actuator Power.

AIAA J 2017 Jul 25;55(7):2254-2268. Epub 2017 May 25.

Vantage Partners LLC, Cleveland, Ohio 44135.

The accurate measurement of power consumption by dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuators is a challenge due to the characteristics of the actuator current signal. Microdischarges generate high-amplitude, high-frequency current spike transients superimposed on a low-amplitude, low-frequency current. A high-speed digital oscilloscope was used to measure the actuator power consumption using the shunt resistor method and the monitor capacitor method. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.J055816DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6530994PMC
July 2017
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Aerothermoelastic-Acoustics Simulation of Flight Vehicles.

AIAA J 2016 Jun;Volume 55(No 1):49-56

Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia 23504.

This paper describes a novel computational-fluid-dynamics-based numerical solution procedure for effective simulation of aerothermoacoustics problems with application to aerospace vehicles. A finite element idealization is employed for both fluid and structure domains, which fully accounts for thermal effects. The accuracies of both the fluid and structure capabilities are verified with flight- and ground-test data. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.2514/1.J055088DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6894403PMC
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