Computational Methods for Optimal Design and Control

Proceedings of the AFOSR Workshop on Optimal Design and Control Arlington, Virginia 30 September–3 October, 1997

  • Jeff Borggaard
  • John Burns
  • Eugene Cliff
  • Scott Schreck

Part of the Progress in Systems and Control Theory book series (PSCT, volume 24)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Paul Andersson, Martin Berggren, Dan Henningson
    Pages 1-26
  3. Eyal Arian
    Pages 27-47
  4. Andrew J. Booker, J. E. Dennis Jr., Paul D. Frank, David B. Serafini, Virginia Torczon
    Pages 49-58
  5. Jeff Borggaard, Dominique Pelletier
    Pages 59-76
  6. D. M. Bortz, C. T. Kelley
    Pages 77-90
  7. Eugene M. Cliff, Matthias Heinkenschloss, Ajit R. Shenoy
    Pages 91-112
  8. Thomas F. Coleman, Fadil Santosa, Arun Verma
    Pages 113-126
  9. L. Cortelezzi, J. L. Speyer
    Pages 127-136
  10. Roland Glowinski, Jiwen He
    Pages 151-179
  11. Andrew G. Godfrey
    Pages 181-196
  12. Jaroslav Haslinger
    Pages 237-248
  13. Jean-François Hétu, Florin Ilinca, Dominique Pelletier
    Pages 249-263
  14. Paul Hovland, Bijan Mohammadi, Christian Bischof
    Pages 265-284
  15. Marius Paraschivoiu, Jaime Peraire, Yvon Maday, Anthony T. Patera
    Pages 323-360
  16. Allen Tannenbaum, Anthony Yezzi Jr.
    Pages 375-390
  17. Jean-Paul Zolésio
    Pages 427-460

About this book


This volume contains the proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Optimal Design and Control, held in Arlington, Virginia, 30 September-3 Octo­ ber, 1997. The First Workshop was held in Blacksburg, Virginia in 1994. The proceedings of that meeting also appeared in the Birkhauser series on Progress in Systems and Control Theory and may be obtained through Birkhauser. These workshops were sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Re­ search through the Center for Optimal Design and Control (CODAC) at Vrrginia Tech. The meetings provided a forum for the exchange of new ideas and were designed to bring together diverse viewpoints and to highlight new applications. The primary goal of the workshops was to assess the current status of research and to analyze future directions in optimization based design and control. The present volume contains the technical papers presented at the Second Workshop. More than 65 participants from 6 countries attended the meeting and contributed to its success. It has long been recognized that many modern optimal design problems are best viewed as variational and optimal control problems. Indeed, the famous problem of determining the body of revolution that produces a minimum drag nose shape in hypersonic How was first proposed by Newton in 1686. Optimal control approaches to design can provide theoretical and computational insight into these problems. This volume contains a number of papers which deal with computational aspects of optimal control.


calculus computational methods control design equation modeling optimization partial differential equation

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeff Borggaard
    • 1
  • John Burns
    • 2
  • Eugene Cliff
    • 2
  • Scott Schreck
    • 3
  1. 1.Ctr. for Optimal Design and Control Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringCornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  2. 2.Ctr. for Optimal Design and Control Interdisciplinary Ctr. for Applied MathematicsVirginia TechBlacksburgUSA
  3. 3.Air Force Office of Scientific ResearchBolling Air Force BaseWashington, DCUSA

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