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Recent Progress in Flow Control for Practical Flows

Results of the STADYWICO and IMESCON Projects

  • Piotr Doerffer
  • George N. Barakos
  • Marcin M. Luczak

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction to Flow Control Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vasileios Pastrikakis, George Barakos
      Pages 3-19
  3. Design of Modern Gurney Flap

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Vasileios Pastrikakis, Mark Woodgate, George Barakos
      Pages 23-49
    3. Vasileios Pastrikakis, René Steijl, George Barakos
      Pages 51-67
    4. Vasileios Pastrikakis, René Steijl, George Barakos
      Pages 69-86
    5. Vasileios Pastrikakis, George Barakos
      Pages 87-104
    6. Ihor Berezin, R. Raczynski
      Pages 105-120
    7. Prasanta Sarkar, Radoslaw Raczynski
      Pages 121-134
  4. Design of Rod Vortex Generator

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Fernando Tejero, Piotr Doerffer, Pawel Flaszynski, Oskar Szulc
      Pages 137-154
    3. Fernando Tejero, Piotr Doerffer, Paweł Flaszyński, Oskar Szulc
      Pages 155-173
    4. Tomasz Lewandowski
      Pages 175-200
  5. Important Issues in Synthetic Jet Design

  6. Multi Physics Co-simulation Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Ihor Berezin, Prasanta Sarkar, Jacek Malecki
      Pages 263-281

About this book


This book explores the outcomes on flow control research activities carried out within the framework of two EU-funded projects focused on training-through-research of Marie Sklodowska-Curie doctoral students. The main goal of the projects described in this monograph is to assess the potential of the passive- and active-flow control methods for reduction of fuel consumption by a helicopter. The research scope encompasses the fields of structural dynamics, fluid flow dynamics, and actuators with control. Research featured in this volume demonstrates an experimental and numerical approach with a strong emphasis on the verification and validation of numerical models. The book is ideal for engineers, students, and researchers interested in the multidisciplinary field of flow control.

  • Provides highly relevant and up-to-date information on the topic of flow control;
  • Includes assessments of a wide range of flow-control technologies and application examples for fixed and rotary-wing configurations;
  • Reinforces reader understanding with case studies based on real aircraft;
  • Explains modelling methodologies and strategies for flow control of separated flows and numerous experimental measurement results on the real structures;
  • Illustrates new developments in actuator technology.


Flow control technologies helicopter rotor blades Aircraft design Structural dynamics active control Aircraft environmental impact Exhaust emissions

Editors and affiliations

  • Piotr Doerffer
    • 1
  • George N. Barakos
    • 2
  • Marcin M. Luczak
    • 3
  1. 1.Polish Academy of ScienceInstitute of Fluid-Flow MachineryGdanskPoland
  2. 2.CFD Laboratory, School of EngineeringUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Polish Academy of ScienceInstitute of Fluid-Flow MachineryGdanskPoland

About the editors

Professor Piotr Doerffer is Deputy Director for Scientific Issues within the Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery Polish Academy of Sciences, Gdansk, Poland; Dr. George Barakos is Professor of Aerospace Sciences, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom; and Dr. Marcin Luczak is a Research Associate within the Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery Polish Academy of Sciences, Gdansk, Poland.

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