The Plasma Synthetic Jet Actuator, Physics, Modeling and Flow Control Application on Separation

D. Caruana, F. Rogier, G. Dufour & C. Gleyzes
Practical application of active flow control is dependent upon the development of robust actuators that are reliable, small, easy to integrate and have no or very small delay. Onera is developing Plasma Synthetic Jet actuators, PSJ, in order to show the potential of such electrical devices to act on aerodynamic phenomena like separated flows. The characterization of the pulsed jet produced by a PSJ actuator is investigated with experimental techniques, helping the validation of theoretical...