Maximum principle of a class of nonlinear PDE systems Conference Paper uri icon


  • In Banach spaces with either L2or Lnorm, a generalized integral version of the maximum principle for a class of nonlinear distributed-parameter systems (DPSs) and a generalized cost functional is obtained, and its pointwise version is proved to be equivalent to this integral form with an additional assumption on controls. The Hamilton-Jacobi equation for the DPSs is also obtained. To illustrate the use of the theory, the maximum principle and the Hamilton-Jacobi equation are applied to the design of optimal open-loop and feedback controls for a two-dimensional, nonlinear, hyperbolic system. The open-loop optimal control law is obtained without introducing model linearization and truncation. In the space with L-type norm the optimal feedback control law structure is obtained from the open-loop result. Two approximations to the optimal feedback control are analyzed, and the approximate errors are estimated in terms of the initial state norm.

author list (cited authors)

  • Huang, G., & Tang, T. S.

complete list of authors

  • Huang, G||Tang, TS

publication date

  • December 1989