Flow actuation using radio frequency in partially ionized collisional plasmas

Roy, Subrata
March 2005
Applied Physics Letters;3/7/2005, Vol. 86 Issue 10, p101502
Academic Journal
We present a multidimensional theoretical model for a better understanding and the design of the dielectric barrier discharge-induced momentum exchange. Specifically, the formulation is used to predict surface discharge using two-dimensional asymmetric electrode configurations. Model predictions for charge densities, the electric field, and gas velocity distributions are shown to mimic trends reported in the experimental literature. We also predict the electron charge accumulation on the dielectric surface self-limiting the discharge.


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