skip to main content
Ae/CDS/ME 251 ab
Closed Loop Flow Control
9 units (3-0-6 a, 1-6-1 b)  | second, third term
Prerequisites: ACM 100 abc, Ae/APh/CE/ME 101 abc or equivalent.

This course seeks to introduce students to recent developments in theoretical and practical aspects of applying control to flow phenomena and fluid systems. Lecture topics in the second term drawn from: the objectives of flow control; a review of relevant concepts from classical and modern control theory; high-fidelity and reduced-order modeling; principles and design of actuators and sensors. Third term: laboratory work in open- and closed-loop control of boundary layers, turbulence, aerodynamic forces, bluff body drag, combustion oscillations and flow-acoustic oscillations. Not offered 2023-24