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Finite Element Approximation of Optimal Control for the Heat Equation with End-Point State Constraints

G. Wang & L. Wang

Int. J. Numer. Anal. Mod., 9 (2012), pp. 844-875.

Published online: 2012-09

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This study presents a new finite element approximation for an optimal control problem ($P$) governed by the heat equation and with end-point state constraints. The state constraint set $S$ is assumed to have an empty interior in the state space. We begin with building a new penalty functional where the penalty parameter is an algebraic combination of the mesh size and the time step. Based on it, we establish a discrete optimal control problem ($P_{h\tau}$) without state constraints. With the help of Pontryagin’s maximum principle and by suitably choosing the above-mentioned combination, we successfully derive error estimate between optimal controls of problems ($P$) and ($P_{h\tau}$), in terms of the mesh size and time step.

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Error estimate, optimal control problem, the heat equation, end-point state constraint, discrete.

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35K05, 49J20, 65M60

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This study presents a new finite element approximation for an optimal control problem ($P$) governed by the heat equation and with end-point state constraints. The state constraint set $S$ is assumed to have an empty interior in the state space. We begin with building a new penalty functional where the penalty parameter is an algebraic combination of the mesh size and the time step. Based on it, we establish a discrete optimal control problem ($P_{h\tau}$) without state constraints. With the help of Pontryagin’s maximum principle and by suitably choosing the above-mentioned combination, we successfully derive error estimate between optimal controls of problems ($P$) and ($P_{h\tau}$), in terms of the mesh size and time step.

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This study presents a new finite element approximation for an optimal control problem ($P$) governed by the heat equation and with end-point state constraints. The state constraint set $S$ is assumed to have an empty interior in the state space. We begin with building a new penalty functional where the penalty parameter is an algebraic combination of the mesh size and the time step. Based on it, we establish a discrete optimal control problem ($P_{h\tau}$) without state constraints. With the help of Pontryagin’s maximum principle and by suitably choosing the above-mentioned combination, we successfully derive error estimate between optimal controls of problems ($P$) and ($P_{h\tau}$), in terms of the mesh size and time step.

G. Wang & L. Wang. (1970). Finite Element Approximation of Optimal Control for the Heat Equation with End-Point State Constraints. International Journal of Numerical Analysis and Modeling. 9 (4). 844-875. doi:
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