The Emerging Roles of Model-Based Control Theory in Fluid Mechanics

Professor Thomas R. Bewley


Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

University of California – San Diego


As traditional approaches to the analysis and simulation of fundamental flow systems begin to mature, a suite of powerful new tools leveraging model-based control theory are emerging as viable techniques to provide further understanding and to solve new problems based on these system models.  In particular, these tools are contributing to three specific areas in the field of fluid mechanics: 1) open-loop system optimization, 2) closed-loop feedback control, and 3) a priori characterization of fundamental limitations on control effectiveness.  The present talk will review some of of the recent developments by our lab in these areas.


Friday, November 15, 2002

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

1500 EECS