Optimal Control Problems in Coefficients: Sensitivity Analysis and Approximation

Part of the Systems & Control: Foundations & Applications book series (SCFA)


In this chapter, we are mainly interested in optimal L (Ω)-control of the coefficients of an elliptic Dirichlet problem. We prove an existence result for this problem using the direct method of Calculus of Variations, and then we provide a sensitivity analysis of this problem on a reticulated structured with respect to the domain perturbation and discuss possible ways for the approximation of its solutions.


Weak Solution Open Subset Optimal Control Problem Strong Convergence Admissible Control 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Mathematics and Mechanics, Department of Differential EquationsOles Honchar Dnipropetrovsk National UniversityDnipropetrovskUkraine
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics, Chair of Applied Mathematics IIFriedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany

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