Constrained Optimization and Optimal Control for Partial Differential Equations

Edited Volume

Publication Details

Editor(s): Leugering G, Engell S, Griewank A, Hinze M, Rannacher R, Schulz V, Ulbrich M, Ulbrich S
Edition name or number: 1
Publisher: Birkhäuser
Publishing place: Basel
Publication year: 2012
Title of series: ISNM
Volume: 160
ISBN: 978-3-0348-0132-4
ISSN: 0373-3149
Language: English


This special volume focuses on optimization and control of processes governed by partial differential equations. The contributors are mostly participants of the DFG-priority program 1253: Optimization with PDE-constraints which is active since 2006. The book is organized in sections which cover almost the entire spectrum of modern research in this emerging field. Indeed, even though the field of optimal control and optimization for PDE-constrained problems has undergone a dramatic increase of interest during the last four decades, a full theory for nonlinear problems is still lacking. The contributions of this volume, some of which have the character of survey articles, therefore, aim at creating and developing further new ideas for optimization, control and corresponding numerical simulations of systems of possibly coupled nonlinear partial differential equations. The research conducted within this unique network of groups in more than fifteen German universities focuses on novel methods of optimization, control and identification for problems in infinite-dimensional spaces, shape and topology problems, model reduction and adaptivity, discretization concepts and important applications. Besides the theoretical interest, the most prominent question is about the effectiveness of model-based numerical optimization methods for PDEs versus a black-box approach that uses existing codes, often heuristic-based, for optimization.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Leugering, Günter Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Mathematik

External institutions with authors

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Technische Universität Darmstadt
Technische Universität München (TUM)
Universität Hamburg
Universität Trier

How to cite

Leugering, G., Engell, S., Griewank, A., Hinze, M., Rannacher, R., Schulz, V.,... Ulbrich, S. (Eds.) (2012). Constrained Optimization and Optimal Control for Partial Differential Equations. Basel: Birkhäuser.

Leugering, Günter, et al, eds. Constrained Optimization and Optimal Control for Partial Differential Equations. Basel: Birkhäuser, 2012.


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