Numerical Solution of Optimal Control Problems Governed by the Compressible Navier-Stokes Equations

  • S. Scott Collis
  • Kaveh Ghayour
  • Matthias Heinkenschloss
  • Michael Ulbrich
  • Stefan Ulbrich
Part of the ISNM International Series of Numerical Mathematics book series (ISNM, volume 139)


Theoretical and practical issues arising in optimal boundary control of the unsteady two-dimensional compressible Navier-Stokes equations are discussed. Assuming a sufficiently smooth state, formal adjoint and gradient equations are derived. For a vortex rebound model problem wall normal suction and blowing is used to minimize cost functionals of interest, here the kinetic energy at the final time.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Scott Collis
    • 1
  • Kaveh Ghayour
    • 1
  • Matthias Heinkenschloss
    • 1
  • Michael Ulbrich
    • 2
  • Stefan Ulbrich
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Computational and Applied Mathematics and of Mechanical Engineering and Materials ScienceRice UniversityHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Mathematik und Mathematische StatistikTechnische Universität MünchenMünchenGermany

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