EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 114, 2016EFM15 – Experimental Fluid Mechanics 2015
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Published online||28 March 2016|
Effect of plasma actuator and splitter plate on drag coefficient of a circular cylinder
1 Cukurova University, Mechanical Engineering Department, 01380 Adana, Turkey
2 Nigde University, Mechanical Engineering Department, 51200 Niğde, Turkey
3 Gaziantep University, Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, 27310 Gaziantep, Turkey
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Published online: 28 March 2016
In this paper, an experimental study on flow control around a circular cylinder with splitter plate and plasma actuator is investigated. The study is performed in wind tunnel for Reynolds numbers at 4000 and 8000. The wake region of circular cylinder with a splitter plate is analyzed at different angles between 0 and 180 degrees. In this the study, not only plasma actuators are activated but also splitter plate is placed behind the cylinder. A couple electrodes are mounted on circular cylinder at ±90 degrees. Also, flow visualization is achieved by using smoke wire method. Drag coefficient of the circular cylinder with splitter plate and the plasma actuator are obtained for different angles and compared with the plain circular cylinder. While attack angle is 0 degree, drag coefficient is decreased about 20% by using the splitter plate behind the circular cylinder. However, when the plasma actuators are activated, the improvement of the drag reduction is measured to be 50%.
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