Volume 31, Issue 1
A Characteristic Finite Element Method for Constrained Convection-Diffusion-Reaction Optimal Control Problems

J. Comp. Math., 31 (2013), pp. 88-106.

Published online: 2013-02

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In this paper, we develop a priori error estimates for the solution of constrained convection-diffusion-reaction optimal control problems using a characteristic finite element method. The cost functional of the optimal control problems consists of three parts: The first part is about integration of the state over the whole time interval, the second part refers to final-time state, and the third part is a regularization term about the control. We discretize the state and co-state by piecewise linear continuous functions, while the control is approximated by piecewise constant functions. Pointwise inequality function constraints on the control are considered, and optimal a  $L^2$-norm priori error estimates are obtained. Finally, we give two numerical examples to validate the theoretical analysis.

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In this paper, we develop a priori error estimates for the solution of constrained convection-diffusion-reaction optimal control problems using a characteristic finite element method. The cost functional of the optimal control problems consists of three parts: The first part is about integration of the state over the whole time interval, the second part refers to final-time state, and the third part is a regularization term about the control. We discretize the state and co-state by piecewise linear continuous functions, while the control is approximated by piecewise constant functions. Pointwise inequality function constraints on the control are considered, and optimal a  $L^2$-norm priori error estimates are obtained. Finally, we give two numerical examples to validate the theoretical analysis.

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In this paper, we develop a priori error estimates for the solution of constrained convection-diffusion-reaction optimal control problems using a characteristic finite element method. The cost functional of the optimal control problems consists of three parts: The first part is about integration of the state over the whole time interval, the second part refers to final-time state, and the third part is a regularization term about the control. We discretize the state and co-state by piecewise linear continuous functions, while the control is approximated by piecewise constant functions. Pointwise inequality function constraints on the control are considered, and optimal a  $L^2$-norm priori error estimates are obtained. Finally, we give two numerical examples to validate the theoretical analysis.

Hongfei Fu, Hongxing Rui & Hui Guo. (1970). A Characteristic Finite Element Method for Constrained Convection-Diffusion-Reaction Optimal Control Problems. Journal of Computational Mathematics. 31 (1). 88-106. doi:10.4208/jcm.1210-m3966
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