Scientific Computing Seminar

Date and Place: Thursdays and hybrid (live in 32-349/online via Zoom). For detailed dates see below!


In the Scientific Computing Seminar we host talks of guests and members of the SciComp team as well as students of mathematics, computer science and engineering. Everbody interested in the topics is welcome.

List of Talks

Event Information:

  • Thu

    SC Seminar: Jan Rottmayer


    Jan Rottmayer, TU Kaiserslautern

    Flow Control via Reduced Order Models


    The optimization of systems governed by nonlinear partial differential equations requires solving large-scale systems of equations at each iteration throughout the design process. The reduction of model dimension and complexity is essential for the application to optimal control and design problems. This talk aims to introduce methods to construct a suitable reduced order model for an unsteady flow problem, and to apply it for optimal control. We use a POD-Galerkin model in the isentropic regime to determine the optimal control actuation for the fluid flow around a circular cylinder to mitigate vortex shedding. Our results show the successful reduction of unsteadiness in the downstream of the cylinder, and validation with a high-fidelity simulation confirms the results.

    How to join

    The talk is held online via Jitsi. You can join with the link Please follow the rules below:

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