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Characterization of a Commercial Synthetic Jet Actuator for Air Quality Applications

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Miles Abarr

Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Colorado Boulder ECME 220, UCB 427 Boulder CO 80309-0427
Miles.Abarr@colorado.edu

Denise Mauney

Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering University of Colorado Boulder ECOT 441, UCB 428 Boulder, CO 80309-0428
Denise.Mauney@colorado.edu

Jean Hertzberg

Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Colorado Boulder ECME 220, UCB 427 Boulder CO 80309-0427
Jean.Hertzberg@colorado.edu

Lupita D. Montoya

Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder ECOT 441, UCB 428 Boulder, CO 80309-0428
Lupita.Montoya@colorado.edu

1Corresponding author.

ASME doi:10.1115/1.4035948 History: Received September 13, 2016; Revised January 23, 2017

Abstract

In this study, a commercial electromagnetic synthetic jet actuator (SJA) was characterized to determine its flow patterns and sphere of influence within a room. Its axisymmetry was also evaluated. The objective of this research is to explore the potential application of this commercial SJA for indoor air quality (IAQ) control and its limitations for such application. A small fan of similar size was also partially characterized. Results showed that the SJA is axisymmetric and it uses a small power input to impact the airflow over 1m from the jet exit. Further, while the SJA showed less flow output than the fan in this study, it had significantly greater dynamic pressure per unit power. This feature could be potentially useful for indoor air quality control applications.

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