Active Flow Control Technologies - Tools, Applications and Techniques

Project Status: Archived



Active flow control (AFC) for a wide array of applications has seen a surge of activity in recent year due to the potential for substantial gains in performance offered by flow control schemes. Subsonic applications range from controlling flow separation over aircraft wings to active control of flow over turbine and compressor blades/airfoils and active management of separation/flow distortion in engine inlets and S-ducts. In high-speed flows, control of flow oscillations in cavity flows, supersonic impinging jets and jet noise are areas where various active control methods can lead to dramatic gains. To establish the state-of-art and transformative technologies, lay path to transition and provide a discussion forum, the Florida Center for Advanced Aero-Propulsion (FCAAP), a multi- university state-sponsored center of excellence will host a AFC workshop. The meeting will be held on October 26-27, 2015, at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. Leaders from state, national, and international aerospace and aviation industries, academia as well as representatives from the Government Research Labs. will gather for in-depth discussions on the direction and future of active flow control. The focus will be to discuss impediments to transition from TRL1 to TRL6. We anticipate that this symposium will be an ideal forum for such an exchange of ideas. The symposium will feature invited talks and posters describing the cutting edge research being conducted by our faculty, students, and scientists in partnership with industry and government agencies. Research and technology development projects discussed at the symposium will include, Actuator and Sensor Design, Subsonic/Supersonic Flow Control, and Experimental and Simulation Tools for AFC. Applications of this research and technology can be found in the areas of aeronautics, aviation, aerospace, propulsion, and power. We anticipate that the research results discussed at this symposium will be of significant interest to the academic, scientific, and industrial communities.