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Optimal control of unsteady flows using a discrete and a continuous adjoint approach. (English) Zbl 1266.49058
Hömberg, Dietmar (ed.) et al., System modeling and optimization. 25th IFIP TC 7 conference on system modeling and optimization, CSMO 2011, Berlin, Germany, September 12–16, 2011. Revised Selected Papers. Heidelberg: Springer (ISBN 978-3-642-36061-9/hbk; 978-3-642-36062-6/ebook). IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology 391, 318-327 (2013).
Summary: While active flow control is an established method for controlling flow separation on vehicles and airfoils, the design of the actuation is often done by trial and error. In this paper, the development of a discrete and a continuous adjoint flow solver for the optimal control of unsteady turbulent flows governed by the incompressible Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations is presented. Both approaches are applied to testcases featuring active flow control of the blowing and suction type and are compared in terms of accuracy of the computed gradient.
For the entire collection see [Zbl 1262.00009].

MSC:
49M30 Other numerical methods in calculus of variations (MSC2010)
76N25 Flow control and optimization for compressible fluids and gas dynamics
76F70 Control of turbulent flows
Software:
revolve; TAPENADE
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