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Research being undertaken by our current postgraduates:


Hartono Hartono


Start date

Jan 2008

Submission date

Hartono Hartono


Numerical Methods for Solving States Constrained Optimal Control Problem


Optimal control problems with continuous state constraints arise naturally in many aspects of life.

Several numerical methods has been studied in the literature. Among them, due to simplicity and effectiveness a linear penalty approach is frequently used to solve the problems. Instead of linear form, this thesis investigate the application of a power penalty approach for solving continuous constrained optimal control problems both for open loop and closed loop systems.

Why my research is important

This research will enrich and broaden the use of penalty approach for solving states constrained optimal control problems, particularly because the power penalty can be seen as a generalisation of linear penalty method.

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