Prospects for Modulation of Turbulent Boundary Layer by EHD Flows

  • Alfredo Soldati
  • Cristian Marchioli
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 415)


In this paper, we present a review of the recent results obtained in the field of boundary layer modification using large-scale ElectroHydroDynamic (EHD) flows. EHD flows are a characteristic of Electrostatic Precipitators (ESPs) and the study of their interactions with the turbulent boundary layer may lead to optimization of ESPs from the viewpoint of drag reduction and particle collection efficiency. However, this study has a general relevance since EHD flows may be exploited in a number of industrial applications to modulate turbulence. In this work, we describe the principles of turbulence structure at the wall and then present results obtained for turbulent boundary layer forced by different configurations of EHD flows. Finally, we describe possible improvements and the optimization of the method.


Channel Flow Reynolds Stress Turbulent Boundary Layer Drag Reduction Streamwise Vortex 
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  • Alfredo Soldati
    • 1
  • Cristian Marchioli
    • 1
  1. 1.Centro di Fluidodinamica e Idraulica and Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie ChimicheUniversity of UdineUdineItaly

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