Modeling and feedback control for subsonic cavity flows: a collaborative approach
Feedback control of aerodynamic flows is attracting the attention of researchers from a wide spectrum of specialties, because of its interdisciplinary nature and the challenges inherent to the problem. One of the main goals of the Collaborative Center of Control Science at The Ohio State University is to bring together researchers from different disciplines to advance the science and technology of flow control. This paper presents a comprehensive summary of the effort of the Center on modeling and feedback control of subsonic cavity-flow resonance. In particular, we give a detailed description of the experimental apparatus, including the wind tunnel testbed, the data measurement and acquisition system, and the real time control system. Reduced-order models of the flow dynamics based on physically-oriented linear models and Proper Orthogonal Decomposition are introduced and their effectiveness for control system design discussed. Finally, results obtained with experimental and model-based controller design are discussed.