Large eddy simulations of transitional and turbulent flows in synthetic jet actuators

S. Patel, D. Drikakis

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We examine the evolution and transition-to-turbulence of synthetic jets into quiescent air by performing three-dimensional numerical investigations using a high-resolution scheme for solving the compressible Navier-Stokes equations in the context of Implicit Large Eddy Simulation (ILES). The computational results show a good comparison to experimental data obtained from the NASA Langley workshop on CFD Validation of Synthetic Jets and Turbulent Separation Control.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIUTAM Symposium on Flow Control and MEMS
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the IUTAM Symposium held at the Royal Geographical Society, 19–22 September 2006, hosted by Imperial College, London, England
EditorsJ.F. Morrison, D.M. Birch, P. Lavoie
Place of PublicationNetherlands
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-4020-6857-7
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameIUTAM Bookseries
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
ISSN (Print)1875-3507


  • synthetic jets
  • high-resolution methods
  • large eddy simulation


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