Design and Control of Thermal Fluid Systems: Applications and Opportunities

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Keller 3-180
John Burns (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
In this talk we discuss some mathematical and computational problems that arise in the design and control of fluid and thermal fluid systems. We present some applications that have not received wide attention in the PDE control community, provide examples to highlight some technical issues and then focus on a special class thermal fluid systems that occur in aircraft environmental control systems. These application areas offer enormous opportunities for researchers interested in distributed parameter control. Finally, we close with some advice for young researchers who might be interested in pursuing these topics.
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