Numerical study on active flow control using synthetic jet actuators over a NACA 4421 airfoil
Tutor / director / evaluatorCampo Sud, David del; Campo Gatell, Vanessa del; Bergadà Granyó, Josep Maria
Document typeBachelor thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
This study is focused on evaluating the effects of using a Zero Net Mass Flux (ZNMF) actuator on a NACA 4421 airfoil for active flow control. First part of the study presents the fundamentals of boundary layer and a study of the available devices which are more used for flow control, focusing on the ZNMF. The steps for creating the mesh to perform numerical simulations of the airfoil are explained, and the results of the CFD simulations are compared with experimental data as a vaseline balidation. In the secord part, the ZNMF is studied in order to set the parameters of the actuator and to simulate its effect on CFD, and moreover the numerical simulations of the airfoil with the ZNMF set up are performed and the results are evaluated. The evaluation will show the most optimum parameters for the actuator, as well as the effects that the ZNMF has on the airfoil's behaviour.
Se estudiará el efecto de dispositivos de control de flujo de tipo "Zero Net Mass Flow" sobre un perfil aerodinámico NACA 4421 mediante el uso de un código comercial de Mecánica de Fluidos Computacional.