Numerical study and experimental investigation of an electrohydrodynamic device for inertial sensing

Nguyen, Thu-Hang and Tran, Ngoc Van and Dinh, Thien Xuan and Tran, Canh-Dung ORCID: and Dau, Van Thanh and Chu, Trinh Duc and Hoang, Hai Nguyen and Bui, Tung Thanh (2021) Numerical study and experimental investigation of an electrohydrodynamic device for inertial sensing. In: 21st International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers 2021), 20-25 June 2021, Orlando, FL, United States.

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We present a multi-physics simulation associated with experimental investigation for an electrohydrodynamic gyroscope based on ion wind corona discharge. The present device consisting of multiple point-ring electrodes generates a synthetic jet flow of ions for inertial sensing applications. Meanwhile the residual charge of jet is neutralized by an external ring electrode to guarantee the ion wind stable while circulating inside the device's channels. The working principle including the generation and then circulation of jet flow within the present device is firstly demonstrated by a numerical simulation and the feasibility and stability of the device are then successfully investigated by experimental work. Results show owing to the ion wind corona discharge based approach associated with new configuration, the present device is robust and consumes low energy.

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Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Agricultural Engineering (1 Aug 2018 -)
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2021 05:32
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2021 05:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: multiphysics simulation, ionic wind corona discharge, inertial sensing, gyroscope, electrohydrodynamic
Fields of Research (2008): 10 Technology > 1099 Other Technology > 109999 Technology not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091599 Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4017 Mechanical engineering > 401799 Mechanical engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280110 Expanding knowledge in engineering
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