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An Introduction to Optimal Control

Cossu, Carlo An Introduction to Optimal Control. (2014) Applied Mechanics Reviews, 66 (2). 024801-1. ISSN 0003-6900

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4026482


The goal of these lecture notes is to provide an informal introduction to the use of variational techniques for solving constrained optimization problems with equality constraints and full state information. The use of the Lagrangian augmented cost function and variational techniques by which the adjoint equation and the optimality condition are found are introduced by the use of examples starting from steady finite-dimensional problems to end with unsteady initial-boundary value problems. Gradient methods based on sensitivity and adjoint equation solutions are also mentioned.

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Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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Deposited On:23 Jun 2014 10:30

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