Sensitivity analysis of thermo-acoustic eigenproblems with adjoint methods
This paper outlines two new applications of adjoint methods in the study of thermoacoustic instability. The first is to calculate gradients for the active subspace method, which is used in uncertainty quantification. The second is to calculate gradients in a nonlinear thermo-acoustic Helmholtz solver. Two methods are presented. The first, which uses the discrete adjoint approach, is specifically for nonlinear Helmholtz eigenvalue problems that are solved iteratively. The second, which uses a hybrid adjoint approach, is more general and can be applied to both problems.