Lagrangian controllability of the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations

Next Wednesday, January 18, 2022 at 11:00H:

Event: FAU DCN-AvH Seminar
Organized by: FAU DCN-AvH, Chair for Dynamics, Control and Numerics – Alexander von Humboldt Professorship at FAU, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
Title: Lagrangian controllability of the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Franck Sueur
Affiliation: Institute of Mathematics of Bordeaux, Bordeaux University (France).

Abstract. The talk will be devoted to the issue of the Lagrangian controllability in incompressible fluid mechanics, which consists in driving, by a remote action, a closed patch of particles of an incompressible fluid, from a given initial place to another given targeted final place. A natural setting is the case where the fluid occupies an open bounded domain, with an impermeability condition on the boundary except on an open non-void subset where an appropriate boundary data can be chosen freely as a boundary control. Another typical requirement in Lagrangian controllability is that the patch particles do no go out of the domain during the process, which forbids a quite undesired total flush, on the opposite to the more classical Eulerian controllability problem, as promoted by J.-L. Lions in the 80’s. We will review some earlier and recent advances in this direction and will advertise an ongoing joint work with Ludovick Gagnon, Toan T. Nguyen and Trinh T. Nguyen, on the case of the 2D incompressible Navier-Stokes equations.


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Room 03.323
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Cauerstraße 11, 91058 Erlangen
GPS-Koord. Raum: 49.573713N, 11.030428E

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Wed. Jan 18, 2023


11:00 - 12:00

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