Robust control of a nonlinear fluidics problem

  • Lubimor Baramov
  • Owen Tutty
  • Eric Rogers
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences book series (LNCIS, volume 281)


This chapter deals with finite-dimensional boundary control of the linearized 2D flow between two infinite parallel planes. Surface transpiration along a few regularly spaced sections of the bottom wall is used to control the flow. Measurements from several discrete, suitably placed shear-stress sensors provide the feedback. Unlike other studies in this area, the flow is not assumed to be periodic, and spatially growing flows are considered. An H control scheme is designed to guarantee stability for the model set and to reduce the wall-shear stress at the channel wall. This design has been tested by simulations with a nonlinear Navier-Stokes PDE solver.


Robust Control Star Product Transfer Function Matrix Disturbance Model Proper Rational Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lubimor Baramov
    • 1
  • Owen Tutty
    • 2
  • Eric Rogers
    • 3
  1. 1.Honeywell Prague LaboratoryPragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.School of Engineering SciencesUniversity of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK
  3. 3.Department of Electronics and Computer ScienceUniversity of SouthamptonUK

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