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The present invention involves a system for altering the aerodynamic shape and/or fluid flow field about a solid body. The preferred embodiment comprises a synthetic jet actuator embedded in a solid body, with the jet orifice built into the body surface. The synthetic jet actuator generates a series of fluid vortices emanating from the orifice so as to entrain fluid external to the actuator chamber and form a synthetic jet stream. A recirculating flow region is formed along the solid body surface about the synthetic jet orifice. As a result the apparent aerodynamic shape of the body is altered. Consequently, if the solid body is placed in a fluid flow field, the entire fluid flow field is altered by the operation of the synthetic jet actuator.

Title
Modifications of fluid flow about bodies and surfaces with synthetic jet actuators
Application Number
489490
Publication Number
5957413
Application Date
June 5, 1997
Publication Date
September 28, 1999
Inventor
Mark A Trautman
Decatur
GA, US
Barton L Smith
Decatur
GA, US
Ari Glezer
Atlanta
GA, US
Agent
Thomas Kayden Horstemeyer & Risley
Assignee
Georgia Tech Research Corporation
GA, US
IPC
B64C 21/06
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