Deep reinforcement learning for turbulent drag reduction in channel flows

  title={Deep reinforcement learning for turbulent drag reduction in channel flows},
  author={Luca Guastoni and Jean Rabault and Philipp Schlatter and Hossein Azizpour and Ricardo Vinuesa},
  journal={The European Physical Journal. E, Soft Matter},
We introduce a reinforcement learning (RL) environment to design and benchmark control strategies aimed at reducing drag in turbulent fluid flows enclosed in a channel. The environment provides a framework for computationally efficient, parallelized, high-fidelity fluid simulations, ready to interface with established RL agent programming interfaces. This allows for both testing existing deep reinforcement learning (DRL) algorithms against a challenging task, and advancing our knowledge of a… 

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