Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications

, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp 319–328

Optimal regulation policies for a multipurpose reservoir with seasonal input and return function

  • S. Arunkumar
Contributed Papers

DOI: 10.1007/BF00933533

Cite this article as:
Arunkumar, S. J Optim Theory Appl (1977) 21: 319. doi:10.1007/BF00933533


Optimal regulation policies for a multipurpose reservoir are characterized analytically for the case where the input and return functions are subject to seasonal variations and the return function is piecewise linear, concave, and separable in reservoir volume and discharge. Efficient upper and lower bounds on optimal policies are derived for two important special cases. Necessary and sufficient conditions are obtained for a finite-time horizon optimal policy to be also optimal for the infinite-time horizon.

Key Words

Storage theory dynamic programming water resources 

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© Plenum Publishing Corp 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Arunkumar
    • 1
  1. 1.System Science DepartmentUniversity of CaliforniaLos Angeles

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