Sensitivities in Computational Methods for Optimal Flow Control

  • Max Gunzburger
Part of the Progress in Systems and Control Theory book series (PSCT, volume 24)


Flow optimization and control problems have the typical structure of all such problems. Their description involves

state variables: ø=velocity, pressure, density, internal energy, temperature, etc.;

control variables or design parameters: g = velocity on the boundary, heat flux on the boundary, parameters that determine the shape of the boundary, etc.;

objective,or cost,functional: J(ø,g); and

constraints: F(ø,g)=0, i.e., the flow equations; \( \wedge (\emptyset ) = 0 \) side constraints.


Shock Wave Rarefaction Wave Contact Discontinuity Flow Optimization Sensitivity Equation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Max Gunzburger
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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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