Workshop on Model Reduction Methods and Optimization (Opatija, Croatia)

The goal of this workshop is to provide a coherent set of lectures that will adequately clarify the mathematical aspects of the (optimal) control of dynamical systems, with special emphasis on optimization and model reduction methods for large-scale systems.
The Workshop is supported by European Model Reduction Network (EU-MORNET).

Invited Lecturers
Zlatko Drmač, Department of Mathematics, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Serkan Gugercin, Department of Mathematics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, USA
Karl Meerbergen, KU Leuven Department of Computer Science, Leuven, Belgium
Volker Mehrmann, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Tim Mitchell, Max Planck Institute for Dynamics of Complex Technical Systems, Magdeburg, Germany

We discuss the optimal control of reactive flows arising e.g. in the construction of modern pulse detonation engines. Several major challenges have to be dealt with. Due to the nonlinear transport phenomenon and the occurence of fast moving shocks, classical model reduction techniques typically do not lead to a sufficient reduction of the model. Furthermore, typically the shock front is not resolved anymore in the reduced model. We discuss two new approaches, the new shifted POD technique and the use of innovative interpolation techniques for the treatment of fast moving sharp fronts in reactive flows.
Many challenges remain and we will discuss several open problems that arise in this context.
Joint work with Julius Reiss, Philipp Schulze, and Jörn Sesterhenn.

Workshop will take place at The Grand Hotel 4 Opatijska Cvijeta in Opatija where the lectures and accommodation is organized.
Opatija is located 90 km from Trieste by rail and 82 km from Pula by road. The city is geographically on the Istrian peninsula, though it is not in Istria County, but Primorje-Gorski Kotar County.
It is a popular summer and winter resort, with average temperatures of 10 °C in winter, and 25 °C in summer. Opatija is surrounded by beautiful woods of bay laurel. The whole sea-coast to the north and south of Opatija is rocky and picturesque, and contains several smaller winter resorts.

Registration until 10 July 2016

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