Specialist’s Course on Flow Control

5 - 6 January 2013

Location: Gaylord Texan Hotel and Convention Center, Grapevine, Texas
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The techniques of Active Flow Control are becoming more sophisticated as Fluid Dynamics, Control and Dynamical Systems Theory merge to design control architectures capable of solving challenging flow control applications.  The two-day course will examine advanced topics in active flow control, placing particular emphasis on “how to do flow control.”  This new course will complement the more fundamental AIAA Short Course on “Modern Flow Control.” Modern dynamical systems and control theory related to closed-loop flow control and performance limitations will be discussed.  State of the art actuator and sensor design techniques will be covered.  Two case studies will be presented that describe recent success stories about the implementation of active flow control on advanced aircraft.  The six course lecturers have extensive backgrounds in flow control, coming from industry and academia.

Key Topics
  • Defining Control Objectives
  • Modern Flow Control Theory
  • Actuator and Sensor Design and Placement
  • Algorithm Selection and Performance Limitations
  • Dynamical Systems Modeling
  • Case Studies

Who Should Attend

Aerospace, mechanical, and electrical engineers engaged in the applications and design of modern active flow control systems will benefit from this course.