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Date, time & place Tuesday 10:30 - 11:30 056Room #056 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)


10:30-11:30   Room #Zoomによるオンライン開催  (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Pritpal Matharu (McMaster University)
PDE Optimization for Problems in Theoretical and Computational Turbulence (English)
[ Abstract ]
Turbulent flows occur in various fields and are a central, yet extremely complex topic in fluid dynamics. Understanding the behaviour of fluids is vital for multiple research areas including, but not limited to: biological models, weather prediction, and engineering design models for automobiles and aircrafts. In this talk, we will introduce PDE optimization techniques to obtain solutions to problems utilizing adjoint-based analysis with an "optimize-then-discretize" approach, Sobolev gradients, and computationally flexible gradient-based techniques. Then, we will discuss how these techniques and their modifications, to deal with optimization problems with nonstandard structure, have been employed for problems in both theoretical and computational turbulence problems, concerning the "zeroth law of turbulence" and the turbulence closure problem.