Active Separation Control on the Flap of a Three-Element High-Lift Configuration with Segmented Actuation in Spanwise Direction

  • Tobias Höll
  • Bert Günther
  • Erik Wassen
  • Frank Thiele
Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design book series (NNFM, volume 112)


This paper describes numerical investigations of active flow control on the flap of a three-element high-lift configuration at a Reynolds number of Re = 750 000. The flow is perturbed by periodic blowing and suction through slots near the leading edge of the flap. In previous investigations the influence of actuation intensity and frequency, as well as the duty cycle has been assessed. The main focus of this paper is on comparing in what manner the flow field reacts to a segmentation of the actuation in spanwise direction in contrast to a continuous slot. Then a phase shifting of the blowing and suction on the actuation segments is evaluated.


Chord Length Spanwise Direction Periodic Excitation Longitudinal Vortex Sweep Angle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tobias Höll
    • 1
  • Bert Günther
    • 1
  • Erik Wassen
    • 1
  • Frank Thiele
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Fluid Mechanics and Engineering AcousticsBerlin Institute of TechnologyBerlinGermany

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