عنوان مقاله [English]
Plasma actuator is one of the newest devices in flow control techniques which can delay sepration by inducing external momentum to the boundary layer of the flow. The purpose of this paper, Dynamic stal behavour of a NACA0012 airfoil undergoing pitching motion has been studied by a numerical approach in the present and without plasma actuator. The oscillation frequency and amplitude and the Reynolds number were found to be the major contributors in dynamic stall. The flowfield structure and the associated vortices for this airfoil as well as the impact of the oscillation frequency on aerodynamic efficiency were also studied. The simulations were two dimensinal and the k-ω SST turbulence model were utilized for the present analysis. The results show that in without plasma actuator increasing the oscillation frequency and amplitude, postpones the dynamic stall to higher angles of attack. Furthermore, as increasing the Reynolds number, both the lift coefficient and the width of the associated hysteresis loop decrease. But when plasma actuator is on, dynamic stall not happen and aerodynamic coefficients improved. The flow field structure revealed that the main cause of the dynamic stall is a series of low pressure vortices formed at the leading edge which shed into downstream and separate from the surface. A secondary vortex will then appear and increases the lift coefficient dramatically. But when plasma actuator is on, sepration is delay and power and size vortex much reduced.