David Babcock

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A new adaptive controller based on a neural network was constructed and applied to turbulent channel flow for drag reduction. A simple control network, which employs blowing and suction at the wall based only on the wall-shear stresses in the spanwise direction, was shown to reduce the skin friction by as much as 20% in direct numerical simulations of a(More)
This paper presents the application of a neural network controller to the problem of active drag reduction in a fully turbulent 3D fluid flow regime. The neural network learns a function nearly identical to an analytically derived control law. We then demonstrate the ability of a neural controller to maintain a drag-reduced flow in a fully turbulent fluid(More)
Web-based programming exercises are a useful way for students to practice and master essential concepts and techniques presented in introductory programming courses. Although these systems are used fairly widely, we have a limited understanding of how students use these systems, and what can be learned from the data collected by these systems. In this(More)
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