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Computing Methods in Optimization Problems - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483198125, 9781483223155

Computing Methods in Optimization Problems

1st Edition

Proceedings of a Conference Held at University of California, Los Angeles January 30-31, 1964

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Editors: A. V. Balakrishnan Lucien W. Neustadt
eBook ISBN: 9781483223155
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1964
Page Count: 338
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Computing Methods in Optimization Problems deals with hybrid computing methods and optimization techniques using computers. One paper discusses different numerical approaches to optimizing trajectories, including the gradient method, the second variation method, and a generalized Newton-Raphson method. The paper cites the advantages and disadvantages of each method, and compares the second variation method (a direct method) with the generalized Newton-Raphson method (an indirect method). An example problem illustrates the application of the three methods in minimizing the transfer time of a low-thrust ion rocket between the orbits of Earth and Mars. Another paper discusses an iterative process for steepest-ascent optimization of orbit transfer trajectories to minimize storage requirements such as in reduced memory space utilized in guidance computers. By eliminating state variable storage and control schedule storage, the investigator can achieve reduced memory requirements. Other papers discuss dynamic programming, invariant imbedding, quasilinearization, Hilbert space, and the computational aspects of a time-optimal control problem. The collection is suitable for computer programmers, engineers, designers of industrial processes, and researchers involved in aviation or control systems technology.

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List of Contributors

Variational Theory and Optimal Control Theory

On the Computation of the Optimal Temperature Profile in a Tubular Reaction Vessel

Several Trajectory Optimization Techniques

Part I, Discussion

Part II, Application

A Steepest Ascent Trajectory Optimization Method Which Reduces Memory Requirements

Dynamic Programming, Invariant Imbedding and Quasi-Linearization: Comparisons and Interconnections

A Comparison Between Some Methods for Computing Optimum Paths in the Problem of Bolza

Minimizing Functionals on Hilbert Space

Computational Aspects of the Time-Optimal Control Problem

An On-Line Identification Scheme for Multivariable Nonlinear Systems

Method of Convex Ascent

Study of an Algorithm for Dynamic Optimization

The Application of Hybrid Computers to the Iterative Solution of Optimal Control Problems

Synthesis of Optimal Controllers Using Hybrid Analog-Digital Computers

Gradient Methods for the Optimization of Dynamic System Parameters by Hybrid Computation


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A. V. Balakrishnan

Lucien W. Neustadt

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