An Optimal Control Approach to National Settlement System Planning

Mehra, R.K. (1975). An Optimal Control Approach to National Settlement System Planning. IIASA Research Memorandum. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: RM-75-058

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In this paper, an optimal control approach to a problem in national settlement system planning is presented. The problem description is the same as considered by MacKinnon [6] and by Evtushenko and MacKinnon [4]. It is shown how the special structure of the model and the singular nature of the control can be used to reduce the solution of a nonlinear programming problem to the solution of sets of linear equations. A branch and bound integer programming algorithm is used to handle inequality constraints on the control variables. The organization of the paper is as follows. Section I considers problem formulation and an optimal control solution is discussed in Section II. A branch and bound technique for determining active constraints is presented in Section III. A more general problem is considered in Section IV and conclusions are stated in Section V.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Research Memorandum)
Research Programs: System and Decision Sciences - Core (SDS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:42
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:08

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