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TitleComputational Optimal Control [electronic resource] / edited by R. Bulirsch, D. Kraft
ImprintBasel : Birkhรคuser Basel, 1994
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Descript X, 382 p. 69 illus. online resource


Resources should be used sparingly both from a point of view of economy and ecoยญ logy. Thus in controlling industrial, economical and social processes, optimization is the tool of choice. In this area of applied numerical analysis, the INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF AUTOMATIC CONTROL (IFAC) acts as a link between research groups in universities, national research laboratories and industry. For this purยญ pose, the technical committee Mathematics of Control of IFAC organizes biennial conferences with the objective of bringing together experts to exchange ideas, exยญ periences and future developments in control applications of optimization. There should be a genuine feedback loop between mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers and software developers. This loop should include the design, application and implementation of algorithms. The contributions of industrial practitioners are especially important. These proceedings contain selected papers from a workshop on CONTROL Apยญ PLICATIONS OF OPTIMIZATION, which took place at the Fachhochschule Miinchen in September 1992. The workshop was the ninth in a series of very successful bienยญ nial meetings, starting with the Joint Automatic Control Conference in Denver in 1978 and followed by conferences in London, Oberpfaffenhofen, San Francisco, Caยญ pri, Tbilisi and Paris. The workshop was attended by ninety researchers from four continents. This volume represents the state of the art in the field, with emphasis on progress made since the publication of the proceedings of the Capri meeting, edited by G. di Pillo under the title 'Control Applications of Optimization and Nonlinear Programming'


1 A Survey on Computational Optimal Control -- Issues in the Direct Transcription of Optimal Control Problems to Sparse Nonlinear Programs -- Optimization in Control of Robots -- Large-scale SQP Methods and their Application in Trajectory Optimization -- Solving Optimal Control and Pursuit-Evasion Game Problems of High Complexity -- 2 Theoretical Aspects of Optimal Control and Nonlinear Programming -- Continuation Methods In Boundary Value Problems -- Second Order Optimality Conditions for Singular Extremals -- Synthesis of Adaptive Optimal Controls for Linear Dynamic Systems -- Control Applications of Reduced SQP Methods -- Time Optimal Control of Mechanical Systems -- 3 Algorithms for Optimal Control Calculations -- Second Order Algorithm for Time Optimal Control of a Linear System -- An SQP-type Solution Method for Constrained Discrete-Time Optimal Control Problems -- Numerical Methods for Solving Differential Games, Prospective Applications to Technical Problems -- Construction of the Optimal Feedback Controller for Constrained Optimal Control Problems with Unknown Disturbances -- Repetitive Optimization for Predictive Control of Dynamic Systems under Uncertainty -- Optimal Control of Multistage Systems Described by High-Index Differential-Algebraic Equations -- A New Class of a High Order Interior Point Method for the Solution of Convex Semiinfinite Optimization Problems -- A Structured Interior Point SQP Method for Nonlinear Optimal Control Problems -- 4 Software for Optimal Control Calculations -- Automated Approach for Optimizing Dynamic Systems -- ANDECS: A Computation Environment for Control Applications of Optimization -- Application of Automatic Differentiation to Optimal Control Problems -- OCCAL: A mixed symbolic-numeric Optimal Control CALculator -- 5 Applications of Optimal Control -- A Robotic Satellite with Simplified Design -- Nonlinear Control under Constraints of a Biological System -- An Object-Oriented Approach to Optimally Describe and Specify a SCADA System Applied to a Power Network -- Near-Optimal Flight Trajectories Generated by Neural Networks -- Performance of a Feedback Method with Respect to Changes in the Air-Density during the Ascent of a Two-Stage-To-Orbit Vehicle -- Linear Optimal Control for Reentry Flight -- Steady-State Modelling of Turbine Engine with Controllers -- Shortest Paths for Satellite Mounted Robot Manipulators -- Optimal Control of the Industrial Robot Manutec r3

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