Role of Active Control in Increasing Base Pressure at Sonic Mach Number
Fharukh Ahmed G. M.1, Sher Afghan Khan2

1Fharukh Ahmed G. M., Research Scholar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bearys Institute of Technology, Mangalore (Karnataka), India.
2Sher Afghan Khan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bearys Institute of Technology Mangalore (Karnataka), India.
Manuscript received on 22 July 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 03 August 2019 | Manuscript Published on 10 August 2019 | PP: 966-970 | Volume-8 Issue-2S3 July 2019 | Retrieval Number: B11810782S319/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1181.0782S319
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Abstract: Use of micro jets as an active control mechanism to control the base pressure in suddenly expanded flow from the C-D nozzle exhausted to the duct is investigated in this article. Experimental analysis is carried out at sonic Mach number and different nozzle pressure ratios. The enlarged diameter used in this investigation is 16 mm, 22.5 mm, and 27.5 mm. The length and diameter of the duct where the flow expands are also varied during the analysis. The role played by four micro jets of 1 mm diameter as an orifice to regulate the base pressure. The results as the percentage increase in base pressure are plotted for different level expansion and area ratio. For higher NPR = 7, the control significantly increases the base pressure without disturbing the wall pressure distribution. L/D = 3 and 4 seems to be optimum in resulting in a maximum increase in base pressure. For lower area ratio the minimum duct length required is L/D = 3, whereas for the highest area-ratio this limit is L/D = 4.
Keywords: Active Control, Microjets, Mach Number, Expanded Flows, Area Ratio.
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