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Optimality Conditions for Hierarchical Control



P Boggs, Anthony J. Kearsley, J W. Tolle


Abstract As part of the study of techniques for solving PDE-constrained optimization problems, we consider the approximate pointwise control of a linear parabolic system with multiple targets. Assuming a hierarchy among the objectives, we derive optimality conditions for a particular test problem and provide numerical results.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6898
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hierarchical control, optimization, pointwise control


Boggs, P. , Kearsley, A. and Tolle, J. (2002), Optimality Conditions for Hierarchical Control, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed February 24, 2024)
Created November 6, 2002, Updated October 12, 2021