SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ACTIVE CONTROL OF SURFACE DRAG USING INTERMITTENT OR VARIABLE ACTUATION

Fecha de publicación: 29/07/2021
Fuente: WIPO Wine
A system includes a surface, an actuator, and processing circuitry. The surface includes one or more non-actuating zones and one or more actuatable zones. The actuator is configured to a flow property of a fluid that flows over the one or more actuatable zones of the surface. The processing circuitry is configured to obtain a value of a parameter of the fluid that flows over the surface, and operate the actuator to adjust the flow property of the fluid that flows over the one or more actuatable zones based on the value of the parameter of the fluid.