A numerical study is conducted to investigate steady and pulsed fluidic actuation in transonic flow over an open cavity. Numerical results are obtained for the unsteady three-dimensional flow with three different steady mass injection rates and one pulsed injection upstream of the cavity. The simulations are carried out using the full 3-D Navier Stokes equations with the two-equation k-ε based Detached Eddy Simulation (DES) model to calculate the flow and acoustic fields. Computational results are presented for unsteady pressure fluctuations, vorticity contours and kinetic energy profiles at different injection ratios. The sound pressure level (SPL) and the kinetic energy spectra highlight the effectiveness of actuation in tone attenuation at peak frequencies. The computed sound pressure level (SPL) spectra with and without injection are compared with available experimental data and LES predictions.

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