Modeling and design of microjet actuators
UNSPECIFIED. (2004) Modeling and design of microjet actuators. AIAA Journal, 42 (2). pp. 220-227. ISSN 0001-1452Full text not available from this repository.
A computational model is developed to aid the design of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for use in active turbulence control. The focus here is on micro-actuators and, in particular, a design employed by synthetic-jet devices. This consists of a diaphragm within a cavity that, by its piezoinduced motion, creates an ejection of fluid through an orifice in the cavity's lid. The diaphragm is modeled using classical thin-plate theory, with the stiffness of the attached piezodevice incorporated. For numerical economy, the fluid motion within the cavity is not modeled; instead, the pressure is calculated with the perfect gas law. However, in the orifice, where viscous forces are more dominant, one-dimensional Navier-Stokes equations are solved. The actuator system is modeled in its entirety. All that is required to calculate the outlet jet velocity is the input voltage applied to the piezodevice. The numerical model is validated against experimental data for synthetic-jet devices and used to predict their optimal dimensions. An alternative mode of forcing the diaphragm is proposed that does not suffer from the drawbacks inherent in synthetic-jet operation at MEMS scale. This mode generates a jump in cavity pressure, creating a pufflike jet disturbance. This concept is explored with the aim of uncovering practical issues and simple design guidelines.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||AIAA Journal|
|Publisher:||AMER INST AERONAUT ASTRONAUT|
|Official Date:||February 2004|
|Number of Pages:||8|
|Page Range:||pp. 220-227|
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