OCCAL A Mixed Symbolic-Numeric Optimal Control CALculator

  • Rainer Schöpf
  • Peter Deuflhard
Part of the ISNM International Series of Numerical Mathematics book series (ISNM, volume 115)


The numerical solution of optimal control problems by indirect methods (such as multiple shooting or collocation) usually requires a considerable amount of analytic calculation to establish a numerically tractable system. The reason for that is that certain steps in the analytical preparation of the calculation, which are simple in principle, may be very elaborate and can lead to rather complex expressions. Implementation of these into numerical code by hand is tiresome and error-prone.


Optimal Control Problem Multiple Shooting Symbolic Calculation Singular Control Arithmetic Expression 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rainer Schöpf
    • 1
  • Peter Deuflhard
    • 1
  1. 1.Konrad-Zuse-Rechenzentrum für Informationstechnik BerlinBerlinGermany

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