Event Detail

Event Type: 
Ph.D.Defense
Date/Time: 
Friday, February 25, 2022 - 14:00 to 16:00
Location: 
Valley Library - Willamette West Seminar Room
Abstract: 

Within this dissertation, we develop tools and techniques to demonstrate the feasibility of real-time optimization of a magnetohydrodynamics generator. To ease computational complexity, we work on the kinematic magnetohydrodynamic system, prescribing the fluid-flow and model the material response of the system through an updated Generalized Ohm’s law. We focus on two optimization difficulties specific for this application: model accuracy and feasibility. These both are crucial in the determination of optimal operating conditions, and thus optimal power.