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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    Course Overview

    Fundamentals and Applications of Modern Flow Control


    Modern passive and active flowfield control is a rapidly emerging field of significant technological importance to the design and capability of a new generation of forthcoming air-vehicle systems, spawning major research initiatives in government, industry, and academic sectors of aeronautics. This completely revised two-day short course will address introductory fundamentals as well as several emerging air-vehicle applications of modern aerodynamic flowfield control techniques. The first day will cover a brief overview of the fundamentals of flow control, including basic concepts, terminology, history, strategies/techniques, actuators, sensors, modeling/simulation, and closed-loop control. The second day will cover applications of flow control to current and next-generation air vehicle systems, including vehicle propulsion integration, airfoil control, noise suppression, wake control, and some forthcoming non-aeronautical applications. A multi-institutional team of eight researchers from government, industry, and academia will cooperatively teach this course.

    Key Topics:

    • Concepts, terminology, and history of flow control
    • Flow control strategies
    • Actuators and sensors
    • Modeling and simulation techniques
    • Closed-loop flow control
    • Air vehicle applications: Propulsion, Airfoil, Dynamic Flowfield, Non-Aero Apps

    Who Should Attend:

    The short course is intended for engineers, scientists, graduate students, or managers in industry, government and academia who desire an introductory-level course in the physics and control of aerodynamic and/or fluid dynamic flow fields. The course is suitable for those in fluids related fields such as aeronautics, astronautics, automotive, and processing.

    Course Information:

    Type of Course: Instructor-Led Short Course
    Course Level: Intermediate

    Course scheduling available in the following formats:

    • Course at Conference
    • On-site Course
    • Stand-alone/Public Course

    Course Length: 2 days
    AIAA CEU's available: yes