Suppression of Dielectric Barrier Discharge Charge Build up Using a Partially Conducting Thin Film Conference Paper uri icon


  • A DBD plasma actuator with a slightly conductive silicon coating for surface charge bleed-off has been investigated. Experiments on the produced force and its dependence on the driving voltage and coating parameters have been performed. It has been shown that the new configuration of the plasma actuator suppresses charge buildup and that it can be efficiently driven by DC voltage only. A new technique based on ozone spectral absorption was applied for the plasma induced flow visualization.

author list (cited authors)

  • Opaits, D. F., Zaidi, S. S., Shneider, M. N., Miles, R. B., Likhanskii, A. V., & Macheret, S. O.
  • Opaits, D., Likhanskii, A., Zaidi, S., Shneider, M., Macheret, S., & Miles, R.

publication date

  • December 2009