Adjoint optimization of mass, momentum and energy addition in steady supersonic flow

Christopher M. Limbach, Luigi Martinelli, Richard B. Miles

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Abstract

Adjoint optimization methods have proven successful for the control of turbulence and boundary layers and in the design of airfoils and aircraft. We present results from applying the adjoint methodology to the problem of controlling steady supersonic flow with volumetric source terms in the Euler equations, i.e. mass, momentum and energy addition. The resulting analysis yields not only the optimal location for source placement but also the benefit-to-cost ratio as a function of source location and intensity. The very general formulation of the problem makes these results applicable to many forms of volumetric flow control with the goals of drag reduction, lift enhancement and the generation of turning moments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication6th AIAA Flow Control Conference 2012
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012
Event6th AIAA Flow Control Conference 2012 - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: Jun 25 2012Jun 28 2012

Other

Other6th AIAA Flow Control Conference 2012
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA
Period6/25/126/28/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering

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    Limbach, C. M., Martinelli, L., & Miles, R. B. (2012). Adjoint optimization of mass, momentum and energy addition in steady supersonic flow. In 6th AIAA Flow Control Conference 2012