Monday Afternoon, October 23

MS12 Numerical Solution of Optimal Control Problems (Invited Minisymposium)

Optimal control problems occur in several areas of engineering and economics. Their numerical solution is complicated by problems like boundary value problems with partial differential equations, nonsmooth solutions of differential equations due to state constraints or design of optimal controllers. The size and the complexity of these problems require special optimization algorithms. This is the main topic that all speakers will address.

Organizer: Ekkehard W. Sachs
Universitaet Trier, Germany

4:30 A Computational Approach to the Design of Optimal Compensators
John A. Burns, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

5:00 Convergence of Algorithms for State Constrained Optimal Control
William W. Hager, University of Florida

5:30 Preconditioned Projected Newton Iteration for Elliptic Variational Inequalities
C. T. Kelley, North Carolina State University

6:00 Second Order Methods for Optimal Shape Design Problems
Manfred Laumen, Universitaet Trier, Germany

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