## Optimal Control Of Two- And Three-Dimensional Incompressible Navier-Stokes Flows (1997)

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### BibTeX

@MISC{Ghattas97optimalcontrol,

author = {Omar Ghattas and Jai-Hyeong Bark},

title = {Optimal Control Of Two- And Three-Dimensional Incompressible Navier-Stokes Flows},

year = {1997}

}

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### Abstract

. The focus of this work is on the development of large-scale numerical optimization methods for optimal control of steady incompressible Navier-Stokes flows. The control is affected by the suction or injection of fluid on portions of the boundary, and the objective function represents the rate at which energy is dissipated in the fluid. We develop reduced Hessian sequential quadratic programming methods that avoid converging the flow equations at each iteration. Both quasi-Newton and Newton variants are developed, and compared to the approach of eliminating the flow equations and variables, which is effectively the generalized reduced gradient method. Optimal control problems are solved for two-dimensional flow around a cylinder and three-dimensional flow around a sphere. The examples demonstrate at least an order-of-magnitude reduction in time taken, allowing the optimal solution of flow control problems in as little as half an hour on a desktop workstation. Key words. optimal contr...