Luigi Marra

  • Nationality: Italian

PhD Thesis

Model Predictive Control applied to turbulent flows


Stefano Discetti (UC3M) & Andrea Meilán Vila (UC3M, Department of Statistics)


Controlling the behaviour of turbulent flows is of immense technological importance but their strongly nonlinear chaotic multiscale behaviour hinders the use of efficient closed-loop control techniques.

Model Predictive Control (MPC) provides a versatile framework in this field based on iterative optimization of control actions applied on compact models of the dynamics. 

The goal of the research is the development of novel efficient MPC techniques for turbulent flows, which need to be highly robust to measurement noise and model uncertainty due to dynamics truncation.

Project participation


Grant number: 2022/070

Funding entity name: Comunidad de Madrid

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