2020 On Regularization of an Optimal Control Problem for Ill-Posed Nonlinear Elliptic Equations
Peter I. Kogut, Olha P. Kupenko, Rosanna Manzo
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Abstr. Appl. Anal. 2020: 1-15 (2020). DOI: 10.1155/2020/7418707


We discuss the existence issue to an optimal control problem for one class of nonlinear elliptic equations with an exponential type of nonlinearity. We deal with the control object when we cannot expect to have a solution of the corresponding boundary value problem in the standard functional space for all admissible controls. To overcome this difficulty, we make use of a variant of the classical Tikhonov regularization scheme. In particular, we eliminate the PDE constraints between control and state and allow such pairs run freely by introducing an additional variable which plays the role of “compensator” that appears in the original state equation. We show that this fictitious variable can be determined in a unique way. In order to provide an approximation of the original optimal control problem, we define a special family of regularized optimization problems. We show that each of these problems is consistent, well-posed, and their solutions allow to attain an optimal solution of the original problem as the parameter of regularization tends to zero. As a consequence, we prove the existence of optimal solutions to the original problem and propose a way for their approximation.


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Peter I. Kogut. Olha P. Kupenko. Rosanna Manzo. "On Regularization of an Optimal Control Problem for Ill-Posed Nonlinear Elliptic Equations." Abstr. Appl. Anal. 2020 1 - 15, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1155/2020/7418707


Received: 11 July 2020; Revised: 24 September 2020; Accepted: 26 October 2020; Published: 2020
First available in Project Euclid: 28 July 2020

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1155/2020/7418707

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