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All-at-once solution of time-dependent PDE-constrained optimization problems

Stoll, Martin and Wathen, A. J. (2010) All-at-once solution of time-dependent PDE-constrained optimization problems. Technical Report. Unspecified. (Submitted)



Time-dependent partial differential equations (PDEs) play an important role in applied mathematics and many other areas of science. One-shot methods try to compute the solution to these problems in a single iteration that solves for all time-steps at the same time. In this paper, we look at one-shot approaches for the optimal control of time-dependent PDEs and focus on the fast solution of these problems. The use of Krylov subspace solvers together with an efficient preconditioner allows for minimal storage requirements. We solve only approximate time-evolutions for both forward and adjoint problem and compute accurate solutions of a given control problem only at convergence of the overall Krylov subspace iteration. We show that our approach can give competitive results for a variety of problem formulations.

Item Type:Technical Report (Technical Report)
Subjects:D - G > Fluid mechanics
H - N > Numerical analysis
Research Groups:Numerical Analysis Group
ID Code:1017
Deposited By: Lotti Ekert
Deposited On:18 Nov 2010 08:32
Last Modified:29 May 2015 18:42

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