Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Gregory S. Agnes, PhD
This study investigated the use of MEMS based devices to control the boundary layer separation from a circular cylinder in cross flow. Velocity profiles were measured experimentally in a low speed wind tunnel. Momentum thickness was measured as the primary way to determine a change in the flow field. The goal was to determine the angular location and frequency of operation that would provide an effect on the boundary layer of the cylinder. A 25% reduction of momentum loss in the cylinder wake was detected with an optimal angle of 69 degrees and an optimal frequency of operation equal to that of the shedding frequency of the cylinder.
DTIC Accession Number
Single, Thomas G., "Experimental Vibration Analysis of Inflatable Beams for an AFIT Space Shuttle Experiment" (2002). Theses and Dissertations. 4525.