Optimal Control of Complex Structures

International Conference in Oberwolfach, June 4–10, 2000

  • K.-H. Hoffmann
  • I. Lasiecka
  • Günter Leugering
  • J. Sprekels
  • F. Tröltzsch
Conference proceedings

Part of the ISNM International Series of Numerical Mathematics book series (ISNM, volume 139)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Jean-Marie Buchot, Jean-Pierre Raymond
    Pages 31-42
  3. S. Scott Collis, Kaveh Ghayour, Matthias Heinkenschloss, Michael Ulbrich, Stefan Ulbrich
    Pages 43-55
  4. Michel C. Delfour, Michel Bernadou
    Pages 57-69
  5. Jürgen Fuhrmann, Dietmar Hömberg, Jan Sokołowski
    Pages 71-82
  6. William W. Hager
    Pages 83-93
  7. Ronald H. W. Hoppe, Svetozara Petrova, Volker Schulz
    Pages 119-131
  8. Ingo Müller, Norbert Papenfuß-Janzen, Stefan Seelecke
    Pages 183-190
  9. Peter Rentrop, Sven-Olaf Stoll, Utz Weyer
    Pages 203-216
  10. Jan Sokołowski, Antoni Żochowski
    Pages 231-244
  11. Jürgen Sprekels, Dan Tiba
    Pages 245-257
  12. Axel Voigt, Karl-Heinz Hoffmann
    Pages 259-265
  13. M. Gunzburger, S. Manservisi
    Pages 279-289

About these proceedings


Interest in the area of control of systems defined by partial differential Equations has increased strongly in recent years. A major reason has been the requirement of these systems for sensible continuum mechanical modelling and optimization or control techniques which account for typical physical phenomena. Particular examples of problems on which substantial progress has been made are the control and stabilization of mechatronic structures, the control of growth of thin films and crystals, the control of Laser and semi-conductor devices, and shape optimization problems for turbomachine blades, shells, smart materials and microdiffractive optics. This volume contains original articles by world reknowned experts in the fields of optimal control of partial differential equations, shape optimization, numerical methods for partial differential equations and fluid dynamics, all of whom have contributed to the analysis and solution of many of the problems discussed. The collection provides a state-of-the-art overview of the most challenging and exciting recent developments in the field. It is geared towards postgraduate students and researchers dealing with the theoretical and practical aspects of a wide variety of high technology problems in applied mathematics, fluid control, optimal design, and computer modelling.


applied mathematics computer computer science control control theory design dynamics fluid dynamics mathematics modelling optics optimization partial differential equation technology

Editors and affiliations

  • K.-H. Hoffmann
  • I. Lasiecka
  • Günter Leugering
    • 1
  • J. Sprekels
  • F. Tröltzsch
  1. 1.Fachbereich Mathematik, Arbeitsgruppe 10Technische Universität DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

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