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BibTex format

author = {Ioannou, V and Laizet, S},
doi = {10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2018.02.008},
journal = {International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow},
pages = {193--205},
title = {Numerical investigation of plasma-controlled turbulent jets for mixing enhancement},
url = {},
volume = {70},
year = {2018}

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AB - © 2018 The Authors Plasma-controlled turbulent jets are investigated by means of Implicit Large–Eddy Simulations at a Reynolds number equal to 460,000 (based on the diameter of the jet and the centreline velocity at the nozzle exit). Eight Dielectric Barrier Discharge (DBD) plasma actuators located just before the nozzle exit are used as an active control device with the aim to enhance the mixing of the jet. Four control configurations are presented in this numerical study as well as a reference case with no control and a tripping case where a random forcing is used to destabilize the nozzle boundary layer. Visualisations of the different cases and time-averaged statistics for the different controlled cases are showing strong modifications of the vortex structures downstream of the nozzle exit, with a substantial reduction of the potential core, an increase of the jet radial expansion and an improvement of the mixing properties of the flow.
AU - Ioannou,V
AU - Laizet,S
DO - 10.1016/j.ijheatfluidflow.2018.02.008
EP - 205
PY - 2018///
SN - 0142-727X
SP - 193
TI - Numerical investigation of plasma-controlled turbulent jets for mixing enhancement
T2 - International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow
UR -
UR -
VL - 70
ER -