Conversion into a Parameter Optimization Problem

  • David G. Hull
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)


A standard method for solving optimal control problems is to convert them into parameter optimization problems and solve them using one of several available nonlinear programming codes (Ref. H2). This process is called suboptimal control because the optimal control is restricted to a subclass of functions, for example, piecewise linear controls.


Optimal Control Problem Differential Inclusion Direct Shooting Midpoint Rule Parameter Optimization Problem 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • David G. Hull
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  1. 1.Aerospace Engineering and Engineering MechanicsThe University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

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