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Title: Vortex dynamics of in-line twin synthetic jets in a laminar boundary layer
Authors: Wen, Xin
Tang, Hui
Duan, Fei
Keywords: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Issue Date: 2015
Source: Wen, X., Tang, H., & Duan, F. (2015). Vortex dynamics of in-line twin synthetic jets in a laminar boundary layer. Physics of Fluids, 27, 083601-.
Series/Report no.: Physics of Fluids
Abstract: An experimental investigation is conducted on the vortices induced by twin synthetic jets (SJs) in line with a laminar boundary layer flow over a flat plate. The twin SJs operating at four different phase differences, i.e., Δϕ = 0°, 90°, 180°, and 270°, are visualized using a stereoscopic color dye visualization system and measured using a two-dimensional particle image velocimetry (PIV) system. It is found that depending on the phase difference of twin SJs, three types of vortex structures are produced. At Δϕ = 90°, the two hairpin vortices interact in a very constructive way in terms of the vortex size, strength, and celerity, forming one combined vortex . At Δϕ = 270°, the two individual hairpin vortices do not have much interaction, forming two completely separated hairpin vortices that behave like doubling the frequency of the single SJ case. At Δϕ = 0° and 180°, the two hairpin vortices produced by the twin SJ actuators are close enough, with the head of one hairpin vortex coupled with the legs of the other, forming partially interacting vortex structures. Quantitative analysis of the twin SJs is conducted, including the time histories of vortex circulation in the mid-span plane as well as a selected spanwise-wall-normal plane, and the influence of the twin SJs on the boundary layer flow filed. In addition, dynamic mode decomposition analysis of the PIV data is conducted to extract representative coherent structures. Through this study, a better understanding in the vortex dynamics associated with the interaction of in-line twin SJs in laminar boundary layers is achieved, which provides useful information for future SJ-array applications.
ISSN: 1070-6631
DOI: 10.1063/1.4928216
Schools: School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 
Rights: © 2015 AIP Publishing LLC. This paper was published in Physics of Fluids and is made available as an electronic reprint (preprint) with permission of AIP Publishing LLC. The published version is available at: []. One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic or multiple reproduction, distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
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