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On the Modeling and Control of Coupled Multi-Loop Thermosyphons
2011 American Conference on Applied Mathematics (2011)
  • Yan Wu, Georgia Southern University
Abstract
This paper presents a one-dimensional model for natural convection in coupled multi-loop thermosyphons. The physical model is governed by a system of Navier-Stokes equations, which are reduced to coupled systems of Lorenz equations via the Galerkin method. The simulations reveal different stages of flow of the Rayleigh number increases, e.g., from heat conduction, steady convective flow, to chaotic time-dependent flow. The control objective is either stabilized the flow in each loop at one its equilibrium points or track a reference signal in the chaotic range of the Rayleigh number. The controller design is based on proportional and integral (PI) control principles. The design can be easily implemented because the feedback state is measurable.
Keywords
  • Termosyphon,
  • Navier-Stokes Equations,
  • Lorenze equations,
  • Proportional-integral control,
  • Perturbation,
  • jacobian,
  • Chaos
Disciplines
Publication Date
January 1, 2011
Citation Information
Yan Wu. "On the Modeling and Control of Coupled Multi-Loop Thermosyphons" 2011 American Conference on Applied Mathematics (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/yan_wu/7/