PDF version… 1. Adjoint estimation: low or high order? Adjoint methods have been systematically associated to the optimal control design [5] and their applications to aerodynamics [1, 4]. During the last decades, several works were oriented to develop a robust control theory based on the concepts of observability, optimality and controllability for linear and non-linear…

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PDF version… The problem We analyze a model tracking problem for a 1D scalar conservation law. It consists in optimizing the initial datum so to minimize a weighted distance to a given target during a given finite time horizon. To be more precise, given a finite time , a target function , and a positive…

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Some important PDE models in Continuum Physics, such as hyperbolic conservation laws, represent a major challenge from a control viewpoint for two (closely related) reasons: solutions lack regularity properties and develop shock discontinuities in finite time, making linearization methods inapplicable the property of backward uniqueness is lost in the absence of viscosity effects and the…