Multigrid Optimization Methods for the Optimal Control of Convection–Diffusion Problems with Bilinear Control

A. Borzì, E. J. Park, M. Vallejos Lass

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Optimal control problems, governed by convection–diffusion equations with bilinear control, are studied. For the realization of the numerical solution, the multigrid for optimization method together with finite difference discretization is utilized and investigated. In addition, the extension to constrained optimal control problems with bilinear control is considered. Results of numerical experiments show the computational performance of the proposed multigrid scheme in solving optimal control problems subject to a convection–diffusion equation with bilinear control. We obtain that the proposed multigrid strategy accelerates classical one-grid optimization schemes and inherits the order of convergence of the finite difference discretization. Moreover, the mesh independence principle is obtained, which is a typical characterization of a multigrid strategy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)510-533
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Optimization Theory and Applications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Feb 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Optimization
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Applied Mathematics

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