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These relations to the Strouhal number enable control of the included angle and momentum flux, based solely on the Strouhal number. This can be used in flow control applications. One such application is a forward facing step, illustrated below. The flow over a forward facing step typically creates a separation bubble in front of step, as well as on top of the step. By placing a bifurcated synthetic jet in front of the step, and controlling the included angle and momentum flux, both separation regions might be controlled. The use of the described synthetic jets in a flow control application is the goal of future research.
Flow over rough to smooth wall
PhD Student: Manuel Fereirra
Supervisor: Prof. Ganapathisubramani