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University of Cambridge > Talks.cam > CUED Control Group Seminars > Eulerian and Lagrangian Observability of Point Vortex Flows

## Eulerian and Lagrangian Observability of Point Vortex FlowsAdd to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal - Professor Arthur J. Krener (Department of Mathematics, University of California Davis)
- Friday 09 May 2008, 14:00-15:00
- Cambridge University Engineering Department, Lecture Room 12.
If you have a question about this talk, please contact Dr Guy-Bart Stan. We study the observability of one and two point vortex flow from one or two Eulerian or Lagrangian observations. By observability we mean the ability to determine the locations and strengths of the vortices from the time history of the observations. An Eulerian observation is a measurement of the velocity of the flow at a fixed point in the domain of the flow. A Lagrangian observation is the measurement of the position of a particle moving with the fluid. To determine observability we introduce the observability and the strong observability rank conditions and compute them for the various vortex configurations and observations in this idealized setting. We find that vortex flows with Lagrangian observations tend to be more observable then the same flows with Eulerian observations. We also simulate extended Kalman filters for the various vortex configurations and observations and find that they perform poorly when the observability rank condition or the strong observability rank condition fails to hold. This talk is part of the CUED Control Group Seminars series. ## This talk is included in these lists:- Cambridge University Engineering Department, Lecture Room 12
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