Tuesday July 26/1:45

MS26/Marina 2

Theoretical and Computational Approaches in Fluid Flow Control

Theoretical and computational aspects of control of fluid flow governed by the Navier-Stokes equations have received broad attention from both mathematical and engineering communities. The ability to control the fluid flow is critical in many industrial and technological applications such as lift enhancement and drag reduction of hydro/aero-maneuvering vehicles and design of highly efficient engines. The speakers will discuss numerical control algorithms derived from theories ranging from Lagrange multiplier approach to newly developing linear/nonlinear feedback control laws. They will present computational results for a variety of flows, including laminar/turbulent shear flows and electrically conducting flows. Organizers: Daniel S. Park Naval Command Control and Ocean Surveillance Center, San Diego and Yuh-Roung Ou Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University