Accession Number : AD0753129

Title :   Gradient Methods for Dual Optimal Control and Max-Min Problems.

Descriptive Note : Technical summary rept.,

Corporate Author : WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON MATHEMATICS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Barnes,Earl R.

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The author considers two max-min problems. The first problem arises in optimal control theory when duality is used to reduce certain problems having a large number of nonlinear constraints to a sequence of problems, each having only one nonlinear constraint. The second problem is a variational problem for determining the optimum taper of a cooling fin. The principal aim is to describe and prove convergence of certain gradient procedures for solving these problems numerically. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, FUNCTIONAL ANALYSIS, INEQUALITIES, CONVERGENCE, TRAJECTORIES, GRAVITY, THEOREMS, CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS, FINS, COOLING

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE