Global stability and feedback control of boundary layer flows
2008 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other scientific)
In this thesis the stability of generic boundary layer flows is studied from a global viewpoint using optimization methods. Global eigenmodes of the incompressible linearized Navier-Stokes equations are computed using the Krylov subspace Arnoldi method. These modes serve as a tool both to study asymptotic stability and as a reduced basis to study transient growth. Transient growth is also studied using adjoint iterations. The knowledge obtained from the stability analysis is used to device systematic feedback control in the Linear Quadratic Gaussian framework. The dynamics is assumed to be described by the linearized Navier-Stokes equations. Actuators and sensors are designed and a Kalman filtering technique is used to reconstruct the unknown flow state from noisy measurements. This reconstructed flow state is used to determine the control feedback which is applied to the Navier-Stokes equations through properly designed actuators. Since the control and estimation gains are obtained through an optimization process, and the Navier-Stokes equations typically forms a very high-dimensional system when discretized there is an interest in reducing the complexity of the equations. A standard method to construct a reduced order model is to perform a Galerkin projection of the full equations onto the subspace spanned by a suitable set of vectors, such as global eigenmodes and balanced truncation modes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH , 2008. , viii, 58 p.
Trita-MEK, ISSN 0348-467X ; 2008:09
Stability, Global Stability, Feedback Control, Control, Estimation, Absolute/Convective Instabilities, Model Reduction
Fluid Mechanics and Acoustics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-9547ISBN: 978-91-7415-176-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-9547DiVA: diva2:117432
2008-12-05, E1, Lindstedtsvägen 3, Stockholm, 10:30 (English)
Barkley, Dwight, Professor
Henningson, Dan S., ProfessorBrandt, Luca, Docent
QC 201009242008-11-132008-11-122010-09-24Bibliographically approved
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