We present the results of an experimental study in which a planar laminar jet of air was forced by an array of MEMS micro-actuators. In the absence of forcing, the velocity profile of the experimental jet matched the classic analytic solution. Driving actuators on either side of the jet in phase or anti-phase, respectively, excited the symmetric or anti-symmetric mode of instability of the jet. Asymmetric forcing, using MEMS actuators on only one side of the jet, was also investigated.
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