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Applying the canonical dual theory in optimal control problems


  • Jinghao Zhu


  • Dan Wu
  • David Gao


This paper presents some applications of the canonical dual theory in optimal control problems. The analytic solutions of several nonlinear and nonconvex problems are investigated by global optimizations. It turns out that the backward differential flow defined by the KKT equation may reach the globally optimal solution. The analytic solution to an optimal control problem is obtained via the expression of the co-state. Some examples are illustrated. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. 2012

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  • Jinghao Zhu & Dan Wu & David Gao, 2012. "Applying the canonical dual theory in optimal control problems," Journal of Global Optimization, Springer, vol. 54(2), pages 221-233, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jglopt:v:54:y:2012:i:2:p:221-233
    DOI: 10.1007/s10898-009-9474-3

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