© 2003

Flow Control by Feedback

Stabilization and Mixing


Part of the Communications and Control Engineering book series (CCE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Ole Morten Aamo, Miroslav Krstić
    Pages 1-6
  3. Ole Morten Aamo, Miroslav Krstić
    Pages 7-30
  4. Ole Morten Aamo, Miroslav Krstić
    Pages 31-40
  5. Ole Morten Aamo, Miroslav Krstić
    Pages 41-133
  6. Ole Morten Aamo, Miroslav Krstić
    Pages 135-177
  7. Ole Morten Aamo, Miroslav Krstić
    Pages 179-183
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 185-198

About this book


In the 70+ year history of control theory and engineering, few applications have stirred as much excitement as flow control. The same can probably be said for the general area of fluid mechanics with its much longer history of several centuries. This excitement is understandable and justified. Turbulence in fluid flows has been recognized as the last great unsolved problem of classical 1 physics and has driven the careers of many leading mathematicians of the 20th century.2 Likewise, control theorists have hardly ever come across a problem this challenging. The emergence of flow control as an attractive new field is owed to the break­ throughs in micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and other technologies for instrumenting fluid flows on extremely short length and time scales. The remaining missing ingredient for turning flow control into a practical tool is control algorithms with provable performance guarantees. This research mono­ graph is the first book dedicated to this problem-systematic feedback design for fluid flows.


Control Control Theory Flow Control Fluids Interfaces Mixing Navier-Stokes Equations Navier-Stokes equation Nonlinear Control Nonlinear Systems Turbulence fluid dynamics fluid mechanics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Norwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway
  2. 2.University of California, San DiegoLa JollaUSA

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
IT & Software
Materials & Steel
Finance, Business & Banking
Energy, Utilities & Environment
Oil, Gas & Geosciences