Optimal Design and Control

Proceedings of the Workshop on Optimal Design and Control Blacksburg, Virginia April 8–9, 1994

  • Jeffrey Borggaard
  • John Burkardt
  • Max Gunzburger
  • Janet Peterson
Conference proceedings

Part of the Progress in Systems and Control Theory book series (PSCT, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages ii-xii
  2. Natalia Alexandrov, J. E. Dennis Jr.
    Pages 1-22
  3. Eyal Arian, Shlomo Ta’asan
    Pages 23-40
  4. Jordan M. Berg, Richard J. Adams, James C. Malas III, Siva S. Banda
    Pages 55-80
  5. J. Borggaard, J. Burkardt, J. Burns, E. Cliff, M. Gunzburger, H. Kim et al.
    Pages 97-116
  6. Michel C. Delfour, Jean-Paul Zolésio
    Pages 133-150
  7. P. Gilmore, C. T. Kelley, C. T. Miller, G. A. Williams
    Pages 159-176
  8. Andreas Griewank, Manfred Fruth
    Pages 177-188
  9. Jaroslav Haslinger
    Pages 189-198
  10. Kazufumi Ito, Jeffrey S. Scroggs, Hien T. Tran
    Pages 199-214
  11. H. Jäger, E. Sachs, H. Heidemüller, F. Maschler, H. Klammer, G. Woelk
    Pages 215-228
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 287-288

About these proceedings


This volume is the proceedings of the Workshop on Optimal Design and Control that was held in Blacksburg, Virginia, April 8-9, 1994. The workshop was spon­ sored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research through the Air Force Center for Optimal Design and Control (CODAC) at Virginia Tech. The workshop was a gathering of engineers and mathematicians actively in­ volved in innovative research in control and optimization, with emphasis placed on problems governed by partial differential equations. The interdisciplinary nature of the workshop and the wide range of subdisciplines represented by the partici­ pants enabled an exchange of valuable information and also led to significant dis­ cussions about multidisciplinary optimization issues. One of the goals of the work­ shop was to include laboratory, industrial, and academic researchers so that anal­ yses, algorithms, implementations, and applications could all be well-represented in the talks; this interdisciplinary nature is reflected in these proceedings. An overriding impression that can be gleaned from the papers in this volume is the complexity of problems addressed by not only those authors engaged in appli­ cations, but also by those engaged in algorithmic development and even mathemat­ ical analyses. Thus, in many instances, systematic approaches using fully nonlin­ ear constraint equations are routinely used to solve control and optimization prob­ lems, in some cases replacing ad-hoc or empirically based procedures.


Design & Control Mathematics Optimization Algorithms algorithms linear optimization nonlinear optimization optimal control optimization

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeffrey Borggaard
    • 1
  • John Burkardt
    • 1
  • Max Gunzburger
    • 1
  • Janet Peterson
    • 1
  1. 1.Air Force Center for Optimal Design and Control Interdisciplinary Center for Applied MathematicsVirginia TechBlacksburgUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Birkhäuser Boston 1995
  • Publisher Name Birkhäuser, Boston, MA
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-6916-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-0839-6
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