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Input-output analysis, model reduction and flow control applied to the Blasius boundary layer

Tuesday 9th September 2008 - 14:40 to 15:00
INI Seminar Room 1
Session Chair: 
R Moser
The dynamics and control of disturbances in the spatially evolving boundary layer on a flat-plate are investigated from an input-output viewpoint. From the linearized Navier-Stokes equations with inputs (disturbances and actuators) and outputs (objective function and sensor) controllable, observable and balanced modes are extracted using the snapshot-method and a matrix-free time-stepper approach. A balanced reduced-order model is constructed and shown to capture the input-output behaviour of linearized Navier-Stokes equations. This model is used to design a LQG-feedback controller to suppress the growth of perturbations inside the boundary layer
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Presentation Material: 
University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons