Program Description The Flow Interactions and Control portfolio supports basic research into the dynamics and control of aerodynamic shear flows, including the interactions of these flows with rigid and flexible surfaces. The portfolio is interested in aerodynamic interactions arising in both internal and external flows and extending over a wide range of Reynolds numbers. The portfolio seeks to advance fundamental understanding of complex, time-dependent flow interactions by integrating theoretical/analytical, numerical, and experimental approaches. The focus on the understanding of the fundamental flow physics is motivated by an interest in developing physically-based predictive models and innovative control concepts for these flows. Research in this portfolio is motivated, in part, by the unique fluidstructure interactions that are found in nature, in vortex and shear layer flows, and on novel aerodynamic configurations. This portfolio also seeks to understand transition and turbulence in subsonic flows.
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Program OverviewAFOSR Spring Review 2014 Presentation by Dr. Douglas Smith
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Contact Information: Dr. Douglas Smith AFRL/AFOSR/RTA-1 Email: Flow.Control@us.af.mil