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Zeitschrift für Analysis und ihre Anwendungen


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Volume 11, Issue 1, 1992, pp. 143–151
DOI: 10.4171/ZAA/618

Published online: 1992-03-31

The SILP-Relaxation Method in Optimal Control I: General Boundary Conditions

Helmut Rudolph[1]

(1) Fachhochschule Güstrow, Germany

The paper deals with the relaxation method,a measure-theoretical approach for the treatment of classical control problems. After establishing a linear program over measure spaces as a substitute for a control problem, it is possible to use methods of semi-infinite linear programming (SILP), especially the semi-infinite simplex method (SISM), in order to estimate the solution of the linear program. In this way, approximations for the global optimal solution of the control problem can be obtained; a lower bound for the corresponding optimal value can also be found, by means of duality theory.

Keywords: Optimal control, semi-infinite programs

Rudolph Helmut: The SILP-Relaxation Method in Optimal Control I: General Boundary Conditions. Z. Anal. Anwend. 11 (1992), 143-151. doi: 10.4171/ZAA/618