The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 171, Issue 1, pp 113–121 | Cite as

A Lattice-Boltzmann study of active boundary layer flow control

  • G. Wan
  • B. LiEmail author
  • D. Y. Kwok


A Lattice Boltzmann method was employed to simulate active boundary layer flow control by means of a low-temperature surface plasma. Plasma was generated by an AC input voltage over a surface electrode and an embedded electrode, resulting in an uneven distribution of charges and an induced flow near the vicinity of the surface. Simulations were performed to examine the effect of various geometrical parameters on the velocity flow profile and maximum velocity.


European Physical Journal Special Topic Input Voltage Lattice Boltzmann Method Plasma Actuator Lattice Boltzmann Equation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Key Laboratory of Transient Physics, Nanjing University of Science and TechnologyNanjingChina
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical Engineering, Schulich School of Engineering, University of CalgaryNanoscale Technology and Engineering LaboratoryAlbertaCanada

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