Computational Optimal Control

  • R. Bulirsch
  • D. Kraft

Part of the ISNM International Series of Numerical Mathematics book series (ISNM, volume 115)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. A Survey on Computational Optimal Control

  3. Theoretical Aspects of Optimal Control and Nonlinear Programming

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Vassili V. Dikoussar
      Pages 65-70
    3. R. Gabasov, N. V. Balashevich, F. M. Kirillova
      Pages 83-88
    4. Ekkehard W. Sachs
      Pages 89-104
    5. W. Schenker, H. P. Geering
      Pages 105-114
  4. Algorithms for Optimal Control Calculations

  5. Software for Optimal Control Calculations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Dieter Bestle, Peter Eberhard
      Pages 225-235
    3. G. Grübel, R. Finsterwalder, G. Gramlich, H.-D. Joos, S. Lewald
      Pages 237-254
    4. Rainer Mehlhorn, Michael Dinkelmann, Gottfried Sachs
      Pages 255-267
    5. Rainer Schöpf, Peter Deuflhard
      Pages 269-278
  6. Applications of Optimal Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Goran Ericsson, Patrik Forsgren, Erik Gyllensward
      Pages 303-318
    3. Bernt Järmark, Henrick Bengtsson
      Pages 319-328
    4. Axel J. Roenneke, Klaus H. Well
      Pages 339-348
    5. V. H. Schulz, H. G. Bock, R. W. Longman
      Pages 357-366
    6. Oskar von Stryk, Maximilian Schlemmer
      Pages 367-382
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 383-388

About this book


Resources should be used sparingly both from a point of view of economy and eco­ 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 pur­ pose, the technical committee Mathematics of Control of IFAC organizes biennial conferences with the objective of bringing together experts to exchange ideas, ex­ 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 Ap­ PLICATIONS OF OPTIMIZATION, which took place at the Fachhochschule Miinchen in September 1992. The workshop was the ninth in a series of very successful bien­ nial meetings, starting with the Joint Automatic Control Conference in Denver in 1978 and followed by conferences in London, Oberpfaffenhofen, San Francisco, Ca­ 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'.


Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Optimal control algorithm algorithms complexity construction linear optimization manufacturing technology modeling nonlinear optimization numerical methods optimization programming

Editors and affiliations

  • R. Bulirsch
    • 1
  • D. Kraft
    • 2
  1. 1.Mathematisches InstitutTH MünchenMünchenGermany
  2. 2.Labor für Regelungs-und Steuerungslechnik Fachbereich MaschinenbauFachhochschule MünchenMünchenGermany

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