Manipulation of a rectangular air jet using piezoelectric actuators

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Title:
Manipulation of a rectangular air jet using piezoelectric actuators
Author:
Green, Stephen Marcus, 1957-
Issue Date:
1992
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
An air jet emanating from a rectangular conduit with exit plane dimensions 7.62 cm x 1.27 cm (aspect ratio 6:1) is forced using four piezoelectric actuators mounted along the long sides of the jet opening. Excitation is effected via amplitude modulation of the resonant carrier waveform. Although the flow is not normally receptive to excitation at the actuator resonance frequency, if the excitation amplitude is high enough, spreading of the forced segments of the jet shear layer can lead to a significant deflection of the jet column. When the amplitude modulated excitation is high enough, the input waveform is effectively demodulated by a nonlinear process related to the formation and coalescence of nominally spanwise vortices. The resulting effect is the spatial amplification and attenuation of the modulation and resonant wavetrains, respectively. The choice of different spatial/temporal wavetrains can result in the excitation of spanwise and streamwise instabilities of the jet column.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Engineering, Mechanical.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Glezer, Ari

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleManipulation of a rectangular air jet using piezoelectric actuatorsen_US
dc.creatorGreen, Stephen Marcus, 1957-en_US
dc.contributor.authorGreen, Stephen Marcus, 1957-en_US
dc.date.issued1992en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractAn air jet emanating from a rectangular conduit with exit plane dimensions 7.62 cm x 1.27 cm (aspect ratio 6:1) is forced using four piezoelectric actuators mounted along the long sides of the jet opening. Excitation is effected via amplitude modulation of the resonant carrier waveform. Although the flow is not normally receptive to excitation at the actuator resonance frequency, if the excitation amplitude is high enough, spreading of the forced segments of the jet shear layer can lead to a significant deflection of the jet column. When the amplitude modulated excitation is high enough, the input waveform is effectively demodulated by a nonlinear process related to the formation and coalescence of nominally spanwise vortices. The resulting effect is the spatial amplification and attenuation of the modulation and resonant wavetrains, respectively. The choice of different spatial/temporal wavetrains can result in the excitation of spanwise and streamwise instabilities of the jet column.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Mechanical.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorGlezer, Arien_US
dc.identifier.proquest1348442en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b2756616xen_US
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