Institute for Aerospace Technology


WINGPULSE Develop and test power efficient actuator concepts for separation flow control at large aerodynamic areas requiring very low actuation energy

Active control of air flow over aircraft wings can significantly improve aerodynamic performance. The pulsed jet actuator is a particularly promising technology – compared to constant blowing, it can suppress flow separation much more effectively. The WINGPULSE project plans to develop and demonstrate advanced pulsed jet actuator concepts for flow separation control. Researchers will target efficiencies that exceed state of the art – the technology should reduce the net mass flow by a factor of at least 3. To achieve its aims, the project will gather experts in wind tunnel testing, large-scale flow control testing and high-fidelity simulations.

The WINGPULSE stakeholders are the University of Nottingham and Siec Badawcza Lukasiewicz-Instytut Lotnictwa.

For more information about the WINGPULSE project please contact:

Dr Mark Jabbal
Project PI


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This project has received funding from the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 887092.
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