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Theme : "Mechanical Engineering Congress, 2018 Japan (MECJ-18)"

  1. Preface
    Masaaki MOTOZAWA, Sadao KUROSAWA
  2. Biomimetic consideration of means to catch fluid forces
    Yoshihiro KUBOTA, Osamu MOCHIZUKI (Toyo University)
  3. Technical Section on Plasma Actuators - Activities in the Past 5 Years and Future Prospects -
    Takehiko SEGAWA (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Koji FUKAGATA (Keio University), Takashi MATSUNO (Tottori University), Taku NONOMURA (Tohoku University), Naofumi OHNISHI (Tohoku University)
  4. Study of Flow Control by Trial and Error Learning Approach
    Hitoshi ISHIKAWA (Tokyo University of Science)
  5. Thrust Vector Control of Transonic and Supersonic Under-Expanded Jets
    Toshihiko SHAKOUCHI (Mie University)
  6. Active Boundary Layer Control by Jets in a Crossflow
    Hiroaki HASEGAWA (Utsunomiya University)
  7. Micro-tomographic Visualization of Capillary Blood Flow Velocity using Multi-Functional Optical Coherence Tomography
    Souichi SAEKI, Daisuke FURUKAWA (Osaka City University), Takafumi ITO, Yoshiaki NISHINO (Takaoka Toko Co., Ltd.)
  8. Application of multi-functional OCT to diagnose skin mechanics ~Visualization of skin vasculature~ 
    Yusuke HARA (Shiseido Global Innovation Center), Souichi SAEKI (Osaka City University)


Technical Section on Plasma Actuators - Activities in the Past 5 Years and Future Prospects

Takehiko SEGAWA
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Keio University
Tottori University
Tohoku University
Tohoku University


The workshop of “Technical Section on Plasma Actuators” was held in the Mechanical Engineering Congress in 2018 of JSME, and participants exchanged their opinions actively. Although over 20 years have passed since the basic idea of plasma actuators (PA) was presented by Roth et al. in 1998, various technical problems remain to be solved, such as induced flow acceleration, power consumption reduction, durability and safety. In Japan, “Technical Section on Plasma Actuators” has been active in Fluids Engineering Division (FED) of JSME since December 2013. In addition to an organized session and a workshop at the Mechanical Engineering Congress of JSME, symposiums have been held every fiscal year. For the next five years, this technical section provides opportunities not only to exchange the latest information on PA research, but also to share properties of common PA test pieces which can help the members to advance their own research.

Key words

Plasma Actuators, Dielectric Barrier Discharge, Flow Control, Jet, Fluid Machinery


Fig. 1  Schematic illustration of typical plasma actuator (Fujii & Matsuno, 2007) .

Fig. 2  Picture taken at the 3rd symposium, Tottori, December 4-5, 2015

Fig. 3  Reference plasma actuator (PAK-Ref03)

Last Update:2.22.2019