To be given at the Burgers Symposium in Lunteren, 8/9 June 2022.
Lecture title: Large scale numerical experiments of pitching wings and the role of laminar-turbulent transition
Professor Henningson obtained his MSc in 1985 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his PhD in 1988 at KTH Stockholm. Thereafter he first worked as a researcher at the Aeronautical Research Institute of Sweden (FFA) and then as Professor of Fluid Mechanics at KTH. He has been a member of IUTAM and editor of the Journal of Fluid Mechanics. He has numerous publications on the stability and transition of boundary layers, including a book (with Peter Schmid). The research was focused on the development and application of higher-order finite difference methods for Direct Numerical Simulations of transition and turbulence. Investigated was the optimal growth of disturbances, using control theory for distributed parameter systems. Feedback control theory is used to design controllers and estimators. Adjoint methods are used to obtain the optimal design for hybrid laminar flow control wings.