Dynamic Optimization for Vortex Shedding Suppression
1 Dept of Energy Technology Engineering, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Agiou Spyridonos Street, 122 10 Egaleo, Athens, Greece
2 School of Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, 9 Heroon Polytechniou Street, 157 80, Zografou, Athens, Greece
a Corresponding author: email@example.com
Flows around structures exhibiting vortex shedding induce vibrations that can potentially damage the structure. A way to avoid it is to suppress vortex shedding by controlling the wake. Wake control of laminar flow behind a rotating cylinder is formulated herein as a dynamic optimization problem. Angular cylinder speed is the manipulated variable that is adjusted to suppress vortex shedding by minimizing lift coefficient variation. The optimal angular speed is assumed to be periodic like wake formation. The control problem is solved for different time horizons tH. The impact of tH to control is evaluated and the need for feedback is assessed.
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