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Control of Turbulent Mixing Layers

Dimotakis, Paul E. and Koochesfahani, Manoochehr M. (1989) Control of Turbulent Mixing Layers. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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This the final report of research conducted at the California Institute of Technology, by Paul E. Dimotakis, in collaboration with Dr. M. M. Moochesfahani as co-investigator, and with the assistance of Mr. P. Tokumaru during the last year. The primary goal was to explore ways in which open loop and closed feedback loop control methods can be utilized to affect the qualitative and quantitative behavior of turbulent shear layers. In particular, we attempted to i. investigate the dynamic behavior and response of these flows through a study of the feedback control schemes required to produce a given desired outcome, ii. explore the extent to which specific properties of turbulent shear layer flows, such as growth rate profile and mixing, can be manipulated and altered by such means, and, iii. devise schemes for producing turbulent shear layer flows with specific desirable properties, as might be dictated, for example, by the flow specifications for the efficient operation of a combustion device. In the course of this work, other derivative and closely related efforts were also undertaken, some of which will be described below. The work conducted under the sponsorship of this Grant was primarily experimental and in close collaboration with a broader experimental, numerical and theoretical effort at Caltech to study unsteady separated flows, and the evaluation and use of control techniques in these flows in particular.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Additional Information:© 1989 California Institute of Technology. Air Force Office of Scientific Research Grant No. 88-0120 Final Report for the period ending 31 December 1988. Under AFOSR URI Contract F49620-86-C-0134 sponsorship. with A. Roshko, A. Leonard as coinvestigators. in close collaboration with J. Doyle (Professor, Dept. Electr. Engineering) and, in the final stages of the work reported here, in collaboration with P. Tokumaru (graduate student, Aeronautics).
Group:Graduate Aeronautical Laboratories (Fluid Mechanics), GALCIT
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Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)88-0120
Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)F49620-86-C-0134
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