Application of flow suction for controlling the shedding of large-scale vortices at boundary-layer separation
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A wind-tunnel study of the influence of flow suction on laminar boundary-layer separation behind a two-dimensional step on the surface is performed. Hot-wire measurements are carried out at low subsonic flow velocities. It is demonstrated that this method of flow control allows suppressing the formation of large-scale vortices determined by global stability properties of the separation region.
Key wordsboundary-layer separation vortex shedding suction separation control
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