SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ACTIVE CONTROL OF SURFACE DRAG

Fecha de publicación: 02/06/2021
Fuente: WIPO Wine
A fluid control system includes a deformable surface that covers a body in at least a first and second direction. The first direction is orthogonal to the second direction. The deformable surface includes a bottom side that faces the body and a top side that is opposite the bottom side. The fluid control system also includes at least one deformer between the deformable surface and the body. The at least one deformer is configured to modify a boundary layer of a fluid that is flowing over the deformable surface by selectively deforming the top side of the surface.