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Instantaneous control of backward-facing step flows. (English) Zbl 0939.76027
Summary: We consider suboptimal boundary control strategies for the time-dependent, incompressible flow over the backward-facing step. The objective consists in the reduction of recirculation bubble of the flow behind the step. Several cost functionals are suggested, and a frame for the derivation of the optimality systems for a general class of cost functionals is presented. Numerical examples are given.

76D55 Flow control and optimization for incompressible viscous fluids
76D05 Navier-Stokes equations for incompressible viscous fluids
49J20 Existence theories for optimal control problems involving partial differential equations
76M25 Other numerical methods (fluid mechanics) (MSC2010)
93C20 Control/observation systems governed by partial differential equations
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