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Master of Science in Mathematics (M.S.)
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Department of Mathematical Sciences
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The objective of this work is to design a quotient controller to stabilize a chaotic flow in a single loop thermosyphon system with a high heat index. The thermosyphon loop is heated from below and cooled from above, which causes time-dependent chaotic flow when the external heat index is above a threshold value. Our goal was to stabilize the fluid into a convective uni-directional flow well into the chaotic regime. We also investigated adding a tracking integrator to the thermosyphon system to allow tracking to a specific temperature.
Tanner, Jonathan S., "State Feedback Control of a Single-Loop Thermosyphon System Via a Quotient Controller" (2007). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 645.