Accession Number:

AD0601842

Title:

SOME INEQUALITY CONSTRAINT PROBLEMS IN THE CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS,

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HARVARD UNIV CAMBRIDGE MASS CRUFT LAB

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Report Date:

1964-04-16

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

Four related memoranda dealing with inequality constraints in the calculus of variations are collected in this report. The first is a detailed derivation of the solution to a problem appearing in AIAA Journal I 2544 - 2550, 1963. The second is the solution to the simplest possible problem including both a control variable and a state variable inequality constraint. The third adds a slight complexity to the second leading to transcendental equations in the solution. The fourth is a description of a straightforward method of calculating neighboring extremal paths when an interval of the nominal extremal is on a control variable or a first-order state variable inequality constraint boundary. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE