Active control of compressible flows on a curved surface

Lucio Maestrello*, Alvin Bayliss, Paresh Parikh, Eli Turkel

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We consider the effect of Localized, time-periodic surface heating and cooling over a curved surface. This is a mechanism for the active control of unstable disturbances by phase cancellation and reinforcement. It is shown that the pressure gradient induced by the curvature significantly enhances the effectiveness of this form of active control. In particular, by appropriate choice of phase, active surface heating can completely stabilize an unstable wave.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAerospace Technology Conference and Exposition
StatePublished - Dec 1 1985
EventAerospace Technology Conference and Exposition - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: Oct 14 1985Oct 17 1985


OtherAerospace Technology Conference and Exposition
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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