An optimal control algorithm for entrance concurrent flow problems

Cheng Hung Huang, Chun Ying Yeh

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Abstract

The conjugate gradient method of minimization is applied successfully in the present optimal control algorithm in determining the optimal boundary control function for a concurrent flow problem based on the desired thermal entry length and fluid temperatures. The validity of the present optimal control analysis is examined by means of numerical experiments. Different desired thermal entry length and fluid temperature distributions are given in three test cases and the corresponding optimal control heat fluxes are determined. The results show that the optimal boundary heat fluxes can be obtained with an arbitrary initial guess within seconds of CPU time on a Pentium III-600 MHz

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1013-1027
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
Volume46
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Mar

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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