Flow control over a solar tracker using dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuator

Gómez Ortega, Omar and Manzanares Bercial, Raúl and Lopez Nuñez, Elena and Ogueta Gutierrez, Mikel and Franchini Longhi, Sebastian Nicolas and Ferreiro Cuevas, Yago (2019). Flow control over a solar tracker using dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuator. In: "8th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences", 27-30 may, Napoles. pp. 1-5.

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Title: Flow control over a solar tracker using dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuator
Author/s:
  • Gómez Ortega, Omar
  • Manzanares Bercial, Raúl
  • Lopez Nuñez, Elena
  • Ogueta Gutierrez, Mikel
  • Franchini Longhi, Sebastian Nicolas
  • Ferreiro Cuevas, Yago
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 8th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences
Event Dates: 27-30 may
Event Location: Napoles
Title of Book: 15th International Conference on Fluid Control, Measurements, and Visualization (FLUCOME 2019)
Date: May 2019
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Plasma actuator; dielectric barrier discharge; solar tracker; flow control
Faculty: Instituto de Microgravedad Ignacio Da Riva (UPM)
Department: Aeronaves y Vehículos Espaciales
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The presented work carries out a comparative study about the possibilities and effects that a dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma actuator may have on the flow control around a solar tracker, with the aim of reducing the aerodynamic loads it might suffer. A solar tracker model with an attached DBD plasma actuator was put inside a low-speed wind tunnel and the aerodynamic loads were recorded by means of a six-component strain gauge at different angles of attack. First, the aerodynamic loads with no plasma were measured as a reference. Afterwards, different actuators were put o n the leading edge of the tracker model. A sinusoidal input voltage was applied, varying the peak-to-peak value and the frequency. The wind speed was fixed. The obtained results show that the plasma actuator can significantly modify the aerodynamic loads of the tracker, but further investigation is needed.

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Item ID: 65215
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/65215/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:65215
Official URL: https://flucome2019.unina.it/e-book/FLUCOME2019.html#A10
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 16 Feb 2021 11:35
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 11:35
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