Setup for the new wire-cylinder plate configuration.
For the parametrically optimized configuration (see section IV, , , , and ): [(a) and (b)] Computed electric field lines for (a) and (b). Fixed . (c) Computed electric field component along the -axis (solid red: , dashed red: ). Fixed .
[(a) and (b)] Experimental setup for the new wire-cylinder plate configuration showing the electrical circuit with the primary and secondary power supplies.
Electric power (per unit electrode length) transferred to the fluid as a function of for different values of .
(a) Influence of on for different values of , (b) Comparison between the influence of on the normalized mean electric field and on the normalized . corresponds to the measured value of for , , corresponds to the mean component along of the electric field computed with COMSOL in the region contained between the two plates [see Fig. 2(c)].
Flow velocity measured 2 mm downstream of the plates as a function of the applied power for various values of .
(a) Lateral flow velocity profile 2 mm downstream of the plates (the dashes represent the position of the plates). (b) Thrust as a function of the electrical power for varying . (c) Mechanical power as a function of the electrical power for varying .
External flow control potential application: compression stage of a turbo machine.
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