Yiyang Sun is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Before coming to Minnesota, she received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Florida State University in 2017 and her B.S. in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2012. Her work develops open- and closed-loop control strategies to alter undesirable fluid flow features. She is also interested in modal analysis to shed lights on physics-driven flow control designs evaluated by performing high-fidelity large-scale simulation. 

    Yiyang Sun

    Postdoctoral Associate

    Department of Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics

    College of Science & Engineering

    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

    Assistant Professor (Starting Jan 2021)

    Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

    College of Engineering & Computer Science

    Syracuse University

    Google Scholar: [link]

    RESEARCH
     

    MODAL/NON-MODAL ANALYSIS OF FLUID FLOWS

    CONTROL OF HIGH-SPEED CAVITY FLOW 

    ACTIVE ATTENUATION OF TRAILING VORTEX

    FEEDBACK CONTROL OF SUBCRITICAL LAMINAR-TO-TURBULENT TRANSITION

    PUBLICATION
     
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    Feedback Control for Transition Suppression in Direct Numerical Simulations of Channel Flow

    Y. Sun and M. S. Hemati

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    Resolvent Analysis of Compressible Laminar and Turbulent Cavity Flows

    Y. Sun, Q. Liu, L. N. Cattafesta, L. Ukeiley, and K. Taira

    AIAA Journal (invited), accessed Nov 27, 2019. 

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    Modal Analysis of Fluid Flows: Application and Outlook

    K. Taira, M. S. Hemati, S. L. Brunton, Y. Sun, K. Duraisamy, S. Bagheri, S. T. M. Dawson, and C-A Yeh

    AIAA Journal (invited), accessed Oct 15, 2019. 

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    Effects of Sidewalls and Leading-edge Blowing on Flows over Long Rectangular Cavities

    Y. Sun, Q. Liu, L. N. Cattafesta, L. Ukeiley, and K. Taira

    AIAA Journal, Vol. 57, No. 1, pp. 106-119, 2019. 

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    Suppression of Cavity Oscillations via Three-dimensional Steady Blowing

    Y. Zhang,  Y. Sun, N. Arora, L. N. Cattafesta, K. Taira, and L. S. Ukeiley

    AIAA Journal , Vol. 57, No. 1, pp. 90-105, 2019. 

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    Active Attenuation of a Trailing Vortex Inspired by a Parabolized Stability Analysis

    A. M. Edstrand, Y. Sun, P. J. Schmid, K. Taira, and L. N. Cattafesta

    Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 855, R2, 2018. 

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    Biglobal Instability of Compressible Open-Cavity Flow

    Y. Sun, K. Taira, L. N. Cattafesta, and L. S. Ukeiley

    Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 826, pp. 270-301, 2017. 

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    Spanwise Effects on Instabilities of Compressible Flow over a Long Rectangular Cavity

    Y. Sun, K. Taira, L. N. Cattafesta, and L. S. Ukeiley

    Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics (invited), Vol. 31, Issue 5-6, pp. 555-565, 2017. 

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    Suppressing Subcritical Transition in Plane Poiseuille Flow

    Y. Sun and M. S. Hemati

    AIAA Aviation Forum, Dallas, June 17-21, 2019. (AIAA Paper 2019-3713) 

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    Resolvent Analysis of Compressible Flows over a Long Rectangular Cavity

    Q. Liu,  Y. Sun, L. N. Cattafesta, L. S. Ukeiley, and K. Taira

    AIAA Aerospace Science Meeting, Kissimmee, FL, Jan 8-12, 2018. (AIAA Paper 2018-0588)

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    Thermal-Based Separation Control of Flow over an Airfoil and its Resolvent Analysis

    C-A. Yeh,  Y. Sun,  and K. Taira

    Ninth JSME-KSME Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference, Okinawa, Oct 28-30, 2017.

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    3D Printing of Fluid Flow Structures

    K. Taira,  Y. Sun,  and D. Canuto

    arXiv:1701.07560  (Physics/Fluid Dynamics), Jan 26, 2017.

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    Width and Sidewall Effects on High-speed Cavity Flows

     Y. Sun, Y. Zhang, B. George, K. Taira, L. N. Cattafesta and L. S. Ukeiley

    54th AIAA Aerospace Science Meeting, San Diego, CA, Jan 4-8, 2016. (AIAA Paper 2016-1343)

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    Suppression of Cavity Oscillation via Three-dimensional Steady Blowing

    Y. Zhang,  Y. Sun, N. Arora, L. N. Cattafesta, K. Taira, and L. S. Ukeiley

    45th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, Dallas, TX, June 22-26, 2015. (AIAA Paper 2015-3219)

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    Numerical Simulations of Subsonic and Transonic Open-Cavity Flows

    Y. Sun, A. G. Nair, K. Taira, L. N. Cattafesta, G. A. Brès, and L. S. Ukeiley

    7th AIAA Theoretical Fluid Mechanics Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 16-20, 2014. (AIAA Paper 2014-3092)

     
    PRESENTATIONS/SEMINARS

    Y. Sun, H. Yao, A. Kalur, and M. Hemati, “Feedback control of transitional channel flow via reduced- order modeling," AIAA AVIATION Forum 2019 (invited), Dallas, June 17-21, 2019.

    Q. Liu, Y. Sun, and K. Taira, “Unsteady control of a supersonic cavity flow using resolvent analysis," The 13th Southern California Flow Physics Symposium, Santa Barbara, April 20, 2019.

    R. Richardson, A. Edstrand, L. Cattafesta, Y. Sun, K. Taira, and P. Schmid, “Active attenuation of a trailing vortex inspired by stability analysis," IUTAM Symposium on Laminar-Turbulent Transition, London, Sep. 2-6, 2019.

    A. M. Edstrand, Y. Sun, P. J. Schmid, K. Taira, and L. N. Cattafesta, “A parabolized stability analysis to design of a trailing vortex wake," 71th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Atlanta, Nov 18-20, 2018.

    Y. Sun, Y. Zhang, Q. Liu, S. Singh, L. Cattafesta, K. Taira, and L. Ukeiley, “Uncovering flow physics for high-speed cavity flow control," Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of New Mexico, October 5, 2018.

    K. Taira, Y. Sun, C-A. Yeh, A. Nair, and Q. Liu, “Application of Modal Analysis to Active Flow Control," Flow Control Conference, AIAA Aviation Forum (invited), Atlanta, GA, June 25-29, 2018.

    Q. Liu, Y. Sun, L. N. Cattafesta, L. S. Ukeiley, and K. Taira, “Resolvent analysis of compressible flow over a long rectangular cavity," AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Kissimmee, FL, Jan 08-12, 2018.

    Y. Sun, Q. Liu, L. N. Cattafesta, L. S. Ukeiley and K. Taira, “Use of biglobal stability and resolvent analyses for controlling cavity flows," 70th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Denver, Nov 19-21, 2017.

    C-A. Yeh, Y. Sun and K. Taira, “Thermal-based separation control of flow over an airfoil and its resolvent analysis,” Ninth JSME-KSME Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference, Okinawa, Japan, Oct 27-30, 2017.

    Y. Sun, K. Taira, L. N. Cattafesta and L. S. Ukeiley, “Use of global stability analysis for active control of high-speed cavity flows,” AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition (AIAA AVIATION 2017) (invited), Denver, CO, June 5-9, 2017.

    Y. Sun, K. Taira, L. N. Cattafesta and L. S. Ukeiley, “Effects of spanwise instabilities on the suppression of wake mode in flow over a long rectangular cavity,” 69th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Portland, OR, Nov 20-22, 2016.

    Y. Sun, Y. Zhang, B. George, K. Taira, L. N. Cattafesta and L. S. Ukeiley, “Width and sidewall effects on high speed cavity flows,” 54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, San Diego, CA, Jan 4-8, 2016.

    Y. Sun, K. Taira, L. N. Cattafesta and L. S. Ukeiley, “Biglobal stability analysis of high-speed compressible open-cavity flows,” 68th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Boston, MA, Nov 22-24, 2015.

    Y. Sun, K. Taira, L. N. Cattafesta and L. S. Ukeiley, “Biglobal stability analysis of high-speed cavity flows and its application to flow control,” 6th Symposium on Global Flow Instability and Control Hersonissos, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, Sep 28 - Oct 2, 2015.

    Y. Zhang, Y. Sun, N. Arora, L. N. Cattafesta, K. Taira, and L. S. Ukeiley, “Suppression of cavity oscillations via three-dimensional steady blowing,” 45th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, Dallas, TX, June 22-26, 2015.

    Y. Sun, H. Yao, and M. S. Hemati, “Nonlinear performance of linear sensor-based output feedback control of transitional channel flow," 72nd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Seattle, Nov. 23-26, 2019.

    H. Yao, Y. Sun, and M. S. Hemati, “Sensor selection for feedback control of transient energy growth in wall-bounded shear flows," 72nd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Seattle, Nov. 23-26, 2019.

    R. Richardson, A. Edstrand, L. Cattafesta, Y. Sun, K. Taira, and P. Schmid, “Active attenuation of a trailing vortex inspired by stability analysis," IUTAM Symposium on Laminar-Turbulent Transition, London, Sep. 2-6, 2019.

    A. Edstrand, Y. Sun, P. Schmid, K. Taira, and L. Cattafesta, “Instability-based control of a trailing vortex," ONERA Lille & University of Lille, France, June 14, 2019.

    Y. Sun, H. Yao, A. Kalur, and M. Hemati, “Feedback control of transitional channel flow via reduced- order modeling," AIAA AVIATION Forum 2019 (invited), Dallas, June 17-21, 2019.

    Q. Liu, Y. Sun, and K. Taira, “Unsteady control of a supersonic cavity flow using resolvent analysis," The 13th Southern California Flow Physics Symposium, Santa Barbara, April 20, 2019.

    A. M. Edstrand, Y. Sun, P. J. Schmid, K. Taira, and L. N. Cattafesta, “A parabolized stability analysis to design of a trailing vortex wake," 71th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Atlanta, Nov 18-20, 2018.

    Y. Sun, Y. Zhang, Q. Liu, S. Singh, L. Cattafesta, K. Taira, and L. Ukeiley, “Uncovering flow physics for high-speed cavity flow control," Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of New Mexico, October 5, 2018.

    K. Taira, Y. Sun, C-A. Yeh, A. Nair, and Q. Liu, “Application of Modal Analysis to Active Flow Control," Flow Control Conference, AIAA Aviation Forum (invited), Atlanta, GA, June 25-29, 2018.

    Q. Liu, Y. Sun, L. N. Cattafesta, L. S. Ukeiley, and K. Taira, “Resolvent analysis of compressible flow over a long rectangular cavity," AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, Kissimmee, FL, Jan 08-12, 2018.

    Y. Sun, Q. Liu, L. N. Cattafesta, L. S. Ukeiley and K. Taira, “Use of biglobal stability and resolvent analyses for controlling cavity flows," 70th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Denver, Nov 19-21, 2017.

    C-A. Yeh, Y. Sun and K. Taira, “Thermal-based separation control of flow over an airfoil and its resolvent analysis,” Ninth JSME-KSME Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference, Okinawa, Japan, Oct 27-30, 2017.

    Y. Sun, K. Taira, L. N. Cattafesta and L. S. Ukeiley, “Use of global stability analysis for active control of high-speed cavity flows,” AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition (AIAA AVIATION 2017) (invited), Denver, CO, June 5-9, 2017.

    Y. Sun, K. Taira, L. N. Cattafesta and L. S. Ukeiley, “Effects of spanwise instabilities on the suppression of wake mode in flow over a long rectangular cavity,” 69th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Portland, OR, Nov 20-22, 2016.

    Y. Sun, Y. Zhang, B. George, K. Taira, L. N. Cattafesta and L. S. Ukeiley, “Width and sidewall effects on high speed cavity flows,” 54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, San Diego, CA, Jan 4-8, 2016.

    Y. Sun, K. Taira, L. N. Cattafesta and L. S. Ukeiley, “Biglobal stability analysis of high-speed compressible open-cavity flows,” 68th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Boston, MA, Nov 22-24, 2015.

    Y. Sun, K. Taira, L. N. Cattafesta and L. S. Ukeiley, “Biglobal stability analysis of high-speed cavity flows and its application to flow control,” 6th Symposium on Global Flow Instability and Control Hersonissos, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, Sep 28 - Oct 2, 2015.

    Y. Zhang, Y. Sun, N. Arora, L. N. Cattafesta, K. Taira, and L. S. Ukeiley, “Suppression of cavity oscillations via three-dimensional steady blowing,” 45th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, Dallas, TX, June 22-26, 2015.

    Y. Sun, A. G. Nair, K. Taira, G. A. Brès, L. N. Cattafesta and L. S. Ukeiley, “Numerical simulations of subsonic and transonic open-cavity flows,” 7th AIAA Theoretical Fluid Mechanics Conference, Atlanta, GA, June 16-20, 2014.

    Y. Sun, A. G. Nair, K. Taira, G. A. Brès, L. N. Cattafesta and L. S. Ukeiley, “Stability Analysis of High-Speed Cavity Flow,” 66th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Pittsburg, PA, Nov 24-26, 2013.

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