Electrohydrodynamic flow control - A litterature survey


  • Tomas Hurtig
  • Anders Larsson
  • Mattias Liefvendahl

Publish date: 2008-01-07

Report number: FOI-R--2417--SE

Pages: 39

Written in: English


  • flow controll
  • plasma
  • electrohydrodynamics


The subject of aerodynamic flow control using plasma actuators in the form discussed in this survey originated in the mid 1990s and interest is growing rapidly. Although ideas on how to use an electric discharge to influence the behavior of shock fronts at supersonic speed has been around since the 1960s it is only recently that flow control techniques using surface mounted, relatively low power, actuators has become a major field of research. This litterature survey on the subject of electrohydrodynamic flow control cover experiments, modelling and simulation work published before April 2007.