Computational Optimization and Applications

, Volume 51, Issue 3, pp 1345–1373

Path-following for optimal control of stationary variational inequalities



Moreau-Yosida based approximation techniques for optimal control of variational inequalities are investigated. Properties of the path generated by solutions to the regularized equations are analyzed. Combined with a semi-smooth Newton method for the regularized problems these lead to an efficient numerical technique.


Variational inequalities Optimal control Regularization Sensitivity equation Path-following Sufficient optimality conditions Semi-smooth Newton method 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Mathematics and Scientific ComputingGrazAustria
  2. 2.Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM)Austrian Academy of SciencesLinzAustria

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