Accession Number:

ADA055616

Title:

Optimal Control of Diffusion-Reaction Systems.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE R I LEFSCHETZ CENTER FOR DYNAMICAL SYSTEMS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-05-03

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

Several formulations are discussed of optimization problems which arise in a natural way in the investigation of transport properties of artificial membranes and general diffusion-reaction media. Nonlinear reaction velocity approximations dictated by reactions of interest to biochemists place the problems in a class to which one cannot apply the usual computational techniques e.g. gradient, conjugate-gradient in a straightforward manner. The inherent difficulties, how one might circumvent them, and some of our initial efforts towards development of feasible computational schemes are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE