Theoretical Investigation of the Switching Mechanism in a Bistable Wall Attachment Fluid Amplifier

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M. Epstein

Mechanical Engineering Department, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

J. Basic Eng 93(1), 55-62 (Mar 01, 1971) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3425182 History: Received April 02, 1970; Online October 27, 2010


A theory based on turbulent jet entrainment properties is presented for the prediction of unsteady end wall switching behavior in a bistable wall attachment fluid amplifier. Good agreement is obtained between theoretically predicted switching times and experimental results. The analysis also indicates the experimentally observed dwell phenomena and computed dwell times compare well with reported experimental values.

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