Date of Award

2009

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.Sc.

Department

Mechanical, Automotive, and Materials Engineering

First Advisor

Rankin, Gary (Mechanical, Automotive & Materials Engineering)

Keywords

Engineering, Mechanical.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

An experimental investigation on the mean velocity distribution of a round synthetic jet generated by an acoustic driver has been performed and analyzed. Velocity profiles at the orifice plane and at parallel planes located at various distances have been obtained for this purpose. The main objective of this thesis is to determine the effect of orifice diameter and jet excitation frequency using dimensionless parameters (Reynolds number and Stroke Length) on the velocity profiles of synthetic jets. Results obtained from the experimental analysis are compared to the existing results and the trends are in good agreement.

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