'One Shot' Methods for Optimal Control of Distributed Parameter Systems I: Finite Dimensional Control
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This paper discusses the efficient numerical treatment of optimal control problems governed by elliptic partial differential equations and systems of elliptic partial differential equations, where the control is finite dimensional. Distributed control as well as boundary control cases are discussed. The main characteristic of the new methods is that they are designed to solve the full optimization problem directly, rather than accelerating a descent method by an efficient multigrid solver for the equations involved. The methods use the adjoint state in order to achieve efficient smoother and a robust coarsening strategy. The main idea is the treatment of the control variables on appropriate scales, i.e., control variables that correspond to smooth functions are solved for on coarse grids depending on the smoothness of these functions. Solution of the control problems is achieved with the cost of solving the constraint equations about two to three times by a multigrid solver. Numerical examples demonstrate the effectiveness of the method proposed in distributed control case, pointwise control and boundary control problem.
- Numerical Mathematics