Numerical methods for nonlinear optimal control problems.
Department of Mathematics, University of Bayreuth
Bayreuth , 2013 . - 15 S.
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In this article we describe the three most common approaches for numerically solving nonlinear optimal control problems governed by ordinary differential equations. For computing approximations to optimal value functions and optimal feedback laws we present the Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman approach. For computing approximately optimal open loop control functions and trajectories for a single initial value, we outline the indirect approach based on Pontryagin's Maximum Principles and the approach via direct discretization.