Brown University School of Engineering

Fluids at Brown, Division of Applied Mathematics Fluids and Thermal Sciences, School of Engineering Joint Seminar Series

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Barus-Holley, Room 190

Aerodynamic Flow Control: From Basic Research to Application Michael Amitay Professor and James L. Decker ’45 Endowed Chair in Aerospace Engineering, and Director of the Center for Flow Physics and Control (CeFPaC) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY Abstract: The ability to manipulate a flow field to affect a desired change is of immense practical importance. Flow control involves passive and active devices to affect a beneficial change in wall-bounded or free-shear flows. The presentation will be divided into three major parts: (1) Current and future activities in the Center for Flow Physics and Control at RPI. (2) Basic Research: control of laminar to turbulent transition: three dimensional characterization and control of T-S waves using wave cancellation via localized Piezoelectrically Driven Oscillating Surface (PDOS) actuators. (3) Application: Performance Enhancement of a Vertical Stabilizer of a Commercial Airplane using Distributed Finite Span Synthetic Jet Actuators