** Intelligent Control and Automation ** Vol. 3 No. 3 (2012) , Article ID: 22045 , 11 pages DOI:10.4236/ica.2012.33024

Boundary Control Problem of Infinite Order Distributed Hyperbolic Systems Involving Time Lags

Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Beni-Suef University, Beni-Suef, Egypt

Email: Bahaa_gm@hotmail.com

Received December 5, 2010; revised May 16, 2012; accepted May 23, 2012

**Keywords:** Boundary Control; (n × n) Hyperbolic Systems; Time Lags; Distributed Control Problems; Neumann Conditions; Existence and Uniqueness of Solutions; Infinite Order Operator

ABSTRACT

Various optimal boundary control problems for linear infinite order distributed hyperbolic systems involving constant time lags are considered. Constraints on controls are imposed. Necessary and sufficient optimality conditions for the Neumann problem with the quadratic performance functional are derived.

1. Introduction

Distributed parameters systems with delays can be used to describe many phenomena in the real world. As is well known, heat conduction, properties of elastic-plastic material, fluid dynamics, diffusion-reaction processes, the transmission of the signals at a certain distance by using electric long lines, etc., all lie within this area. The object that we are studying (temperature, displacement, concentration, velocity, etc.) is usually referred to as the state.

The optimal control problems of second order distributed parabolic and hyperbolic systems involving time lags appearing in the boundary condition have been widely discussed in many papers and monographs. A fundamental study of such problems is given by [1] and was next developed by [2] and [3]. It was also intensively investigated by [4-14] and [15,16] in which linear quadratic problem for parabolic and hyperbolic systems with time delays given in the different form (constant time delays, time-varying delays, time delays given in the integral form, etc.) were presented.

In this paper, we consider the optimal control for infinite order hyperbolic systems and for (n × n) infinite order hyperbolic systems involving constant time lags appearing in both in the state equation and in the boundary condition. Such an infinite order hyperbolic system can be treated as a generalization of the mathematical model for a plasma control process.

The quadratic performance functional defined over a fixed time horizon are taken and some constraints are imposed on the boundary control. Following a line of the Lions scheme, necessary and sufficient optimality conditions for the Neumann problem applied to the above system were derived. The optimal control is characterized by the adjoint equations.

This paper is organized as follows. In Section 1, we introduce spaces of functions of infinite order. In Section 2, we formulate the mixed Neumann problem for infinite order hyperbolic systems involving constant time lags. In Section 3, the boundary optimal control problem for this case is formulated, then we give the necessary and sufficient conditions for the control to be an optimal. In Section 4, we concluded and generalized our results.

2. Sobolev Spaces with Infinite Order

The object of this section is to give the definition of some function spaces of infinite order, and the chains of the constructed spaces which will be used later.

Let be a bounded opesn set of with a smooth boundary, which is a -manifold of dimension. Locally, is totally on one side of. We define the infinite order Sobolev space of infinite order of periodic functions defined on [17-19] as follows:

where is the space of infinite differentiable functions, is a numerical sequence and is the canonical norm in the space, and

being a multi-index for differentiation,.

The space is defined as the formal conjugate space to the space, namely:

where and

The duality pairing of the spaces and is postulated by the formula

where

From above, is everywhere dense in with topological inclusions and denotes the topological dual space with respect to, so we have the following chain of inclusions:

We now introduce which we shall denoted by, where denotes the space of measurable functions such that

endowed with the scalar product

, L^{2}(Q) is a Hilbert space.

In the same manner we define the spaces

, andas its formal conjugate.

Also, we have the following chain of inclusions:

The construction of the Cartesian product of n-times to the above Hilbert spaces can be construct, for example

with norm defined by:

where is a vector function and

.

Finally, we have the following chain of inclusions:

where are the dual spaces of. The spaces considered in this paper are assumed to be real.

3. Mixed Neumann Problem for Infinite Order Hyperbolic System Involving Time Lags

The object of this section is to formulate the following mixed initial boundary value Neumann problem for infinite order hyperbolic system involving time lags which defines the state of the system model.

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

where has the same properties as in Section 1. We have

•

• T is a specified positive number representing a finite time horizon;

• h is a specific positive number representing a time lag;

• are given real functions defined on, respectively;

• y is a function defined on Q such that ;

• u, v are functions defined on Q and such that and;

• are initial functions defined on such that

.

.

The hyperbolic operator in the state Equation (1) is an infinite order hyperbolic operator and [19] is given by:

and

is an infinite order self-adjoint elliptic partial differential operator maps onto.

For this operator we define the bilinear form as follows:

Definition 2.1. For each, we define a family of bilinear forms on by:

where maps onto and takes the above form. Then

Lemma 2.1. The bilinear form is coercive on that is

(7)

Proof. It is well known that the ellipticity of is sufficient for the coerciveness of on .

Then

Also we have:

(8)

Equations (1)-(6) constitute a Neumann problem. Then the left-hand side of the boundary condition (5) may be written in the following form:

(9)

where is a normal derivative at, directed towards the exterior of, and is the direction cosine of n, with n being the normal at exterior to.

Then (5) can be written as:

(10)

We shall formulate sufficient conditions for the existence of a unique solution of the mixed boundary value problem (1)-(6) for the case where the boundary control. For this purpose we introduce the Sobolev space [20] (p. 6) defined by:

(11)

which is a Hilbert space normed by

(12)

where the space denotes the Sobolev space of second order of functions defined on and taking values in [20] .

The existence of a unique solution for the mixed initial-boundary value problem (1)-(6) on the cylinder Q can be proved using a constructive method, i.e., solving at first Equations (1)-(6) on the sub-cylinder Q_{1} and in turn on Q_{2} etc., until the procedure covers the whole cylinder Q. In this way, the solution in the previous step determines the next one.

For simplicity, we introduce the following notation:

Using Theorem 6.1 of [20] (Vol. 2, p. 33), then the following result holds.

Theorem 2.1. Let y_{0}, , , , v and u be given with, ,

, , and

and the following compatibility relations:

(13)

(14)

Then, there exists a unique solution for the mixed initial-boundary value problem (1)-(6). Moreover,

, for.

4. Problem Formulation and Optimization Theorems

Now, we formulate the optimal control problem for (1)- (6) in the context of the Theorem 2.1, that is.

Let us denote by the space of controls. The time horizon is fixed in our problem.

The performance functional is given by:

(15)

where, and is a given element in; N is a positive linear operator on into.

Control constraints: We define the set of admissible controls such that

(16)

Let denote the solution of the mixed initialboundary value problem (1)-(6) at corresponding to a given control. We note from Theorem 2.1 that for any the performance functional (15) is well-defined since.

Making use of the Loins’s scheme we shall derive the necessary and sufficient conditions of optimality for the optimization problem (1)-(6), (15), (16). The solving of the formulated optimal control problem is equivalent to seeking a such that

From the Lion’s scheme [21] (Theorem 1.3 of, p. 10), it follows that for a unique optimal control exists. Moreover, is characterized by the following condition:

(17)

For the performance functional of form (15) the relation (17) can be expressed as

(18)

In order to simplify (18), we introduce the adjoint equation, and for every, we define the adjoint variable as the solution of the equations:

(19)

(20)

(21)

(22)

(23)

(24)

where

(25)

As in the above section with change of variables, i.e. with reversed sense of time. i.e., , for given and any, there exists a unique solution for problem (19)-(24).

The existence of a unique solution for the problem (19)-(24) on the cylinder Q can be proved using a constructive method. It is easy to notice that for given and v, the problem (19)-(24) can be solved backwards in time starting from, i.e. first solving (19)-(24) on the sub-cylinder and in turn on, etc. until the procedure covers the whole cylinder Q. For this purpose, we may apply Theorem 2.1 (with an obvious change of variables). Hence, using Theorem 2.1, the following result can be proved.

Lemma 3.1. Let the hypothesis of Theorem 2.1 be satisfied. Then for given and any, there exists a unique solution for the adjoint problem (19)-(24).

We simplify (18) using the adjoint equation (19)-(24). For this purpose denoting by and respectively, setting in (19)- (24), multiplying both sides of (19), (20) by y(v) – y(v^{*}), then integrating over and respectively and then adding both sides of (19), (20), we get

(26)

Using the Equation (1), the second integral on the right-hand side of (26) can be written as

(27)

Using Green’s formula, the third integral on the righthand side of (26) can be written as

(28)

Using the boundary condition (5), one can transform the second integral on the right-hand side of (28) into the form:

(29)

The last component in (28) can be rewritten as

(30)

Substituting (29) and (30) into (28), and then (27), (28) into (26), we obtain

(31)

Substituting (31) into (18) gives

(32)

The foregoing result is now summarized.

Theorem 3.1. For the problem (1)-(6), with the performance functional (15) with and and with conditions (16), there exists a unique optimal control which satisfies the maximum condition (32).

Mathematical Examples

Example 3.1. Consider now the particular case where (no constraints case). Thus the maximum condition (32) is satisfied when

If N is the identity operator on, then from the Lemma 3.1 follows that.

Example 3.2. We can also consider an analogous optimal control problem where the performance functional is given by:

(33)

where.

From Theorem 2.1 and the Trace Theorem [20] (Vol. 2, p. 9), for each, there exists a unique solution with. Thus, is well defined. Then, the optimal control is characterized by:

(34)

We define the adjoint variable as the solution of the equations:

(35)

(36)

(37)

(38)

(39)

(40)

As in the above section, we have the following result.

Lemma 3.2. Let the hypothesis of Theorem 2.1 be satisfied. Then, for given and any , there exists a unique solution

to the adjoint problem (35)-(40).

Using the adjoint Equations (35)-(40) in this case, the condition (34) can also be written in the following form

(41)

The following result is now summarized.

Theorem 3.2. For the problem (1)-(6) with the performance function (33) with and, and with constraint (16), and with adjoint Equations (35)-(40), there exists a unique optimal control which satisfies the maximum condition (41).

Example 3.3. Case:. We can also consider an analogous optimal control problem where the performance functional is given by:

(42)

where.

From Theorem 2.1 and the Trace Theorem [20] (Vol. 2, p. 9), for each, there exists a unique solution. Thus, I is well defined. Then, the optimal control is characterized by

(43)

We define the adjoint variable as the solution of the equations:

(44)

(45)

(46)

(47)

(48)

(49)

As in the above section, we have the following result.

Lemma 3.3. Let the hypothesis of Theorem 2.1 be satisfied. Then, for given and any, there exists a unique solution to the adjoint problem (44)-(49).

Using the adjoint equations (44)-(49) in this case, the condition (43) can also be written in the following form:

(50)

The following result is now summarized.

Theorem 3.3. For the problem (1)-(6), (44)-(49), (16) with, , there exists a unique optimal control which satisfies the maximum condition (50).

5. Generalization

The optimal control problems presented her can be extended to certain different two cases. Case 1: Optimal control for coupled infinite order hyperbolic systems involving constant time lags. Case 2: Optimal control for coupled infinite order hyperbolic systems involving constant time lags. Such extension can be applied to solving many control problems in mechanical engineering.

Case 1: Optimal control for 2 × 2 coupled infinite order hyperbolic systems involving constant time lags.

We will extend the discussions to study the optimal control for coupled infinite order hyperbolic systems involving constant time lags. We consider the case where, the performance functional is given by:

(51)

where.

The following results can now be proved.

Theorem 4.1. Let, , , , and be given with

,

,

,

,

and.

Then, there exists a unique solution

for the following mixed initial-boundary value problem:

(52)

(53)

(54)

(55)

(56)

(57)

where

Lemma 4.1. Let the hypothesis of Theorem 4.1 be satisfied. Then for given and any, there exists a unique solution for the adjoint problem:

(58)

(59)

(60)

(61)

(62)

(63)

Theorem 4.2. The optimal control

is characterized by the following maximum condition

(64)

where is the adjoint state.

The foregoing result is now summarized.

Theorem 4.3. For the problem (52)-(57) with the performance function (51) with

and, and with constraint: is closed, convex subset of, and with adjoint equations (58)-(63), then there exists a unique optimal control

which satisfies the maximum condition (64).

Case 2: Optimal control for n × n coupled infinite order hyperbolic systems involving constant time lags.

We will extend the discussion to n × n coupled infinite order hyperbolic systems involving constant time lags. We consider the case where

, the performance functional is given by (El-Saify, 2005; 2006):

(65)

where.

The following results can now be proved.

Theorem 4.4. Let, , , , and be given with

,

,

,

,

and.

Then, there exists a unique solution

for the following mixed initial-boundary value problem: we have

(66)

(67)

(68)

(69)

(70)

(71)

where

are given real functions defined on, respectively, h is a time lags,

are initial functions defined on respectively.

The operator is an matrix takes the form [22-25] (El-Saify & Bahaa 2000; 2001; 2002; 2003).

That is

(72)

where

Lemma 4.2. Let the hypothesis of Theorem 4.4 be satisfied. Then for given

and any

, there exists a unique solution

for the adjoint problem:, we have

(73)

(74)

(75)

(76)

(77)

(78)

Theorem 4.5. The optimal control

is characterized by the following maximum condition

(79)

where

is the adjoint state.

The foregoing result is now summarized.

Theorem 4.6. For the problem (66)-(71) with the performance function (65) with

and, and with constraint: is closed, convex subset of, and with adjoint Equations (73)-(78), then there exists a unique optimal control

which satisfies the maximum condition (79).

In the case of performance functionals (15, 33, 42, 51 and 65) with and, the optimal control problem reduces to minimization of the functional on a closed and convex subset in a Hilbert space. Then, the optimization problem is equivalent to a quadratic programming one, which can be solved by the use of the well-known Gilbert algorithm.

6. Conclusions

The optimization problem presented in the paper constitutes a generalization of the optimal boundary control problem of a second order hyperbolic systems involving constant time lags appearing in the boundary condition have been considered in [4-16,22].

In this paper, we have considered the boundary control problem for infinite order hyperbolic system and also for infinite order hyperbolic systems involving constat time lags appearing both in the state equations and in the Neumann boundary conditions. We can also consider the boundary optimal control problem for infinite order parabolic or hyperbolic systems with timevarying delays appearing in the state equations and in the Neumann or Dirichlet boundary conditions. We can also consider the boundary optimal control problem for infinite order hyperbolic systems with timevarying delays appearing in the integral form with or both in the state equations and in the Neumann or Dirichlet boundary conditions.

Also it is evident that by modifying:

• The boundary conditions, (Dirichlet, Neumann, mixed, etc.);

• The nature of the control (distributed, boundary, etc.);

• The nature of the observation (distributed, boundary, etc.);

• The initial differential system;

• The time delays (constant time delays, time-varying delays, multiple time-varying delays, time delays given in the integral form, etc.);

• The number of variables (finite number of variables, infinite number of variables systems, etc.);

• The type of equation (elliptic, parabolic, hyperbolic, etc.);

• The order of equation (second order, Schrödinger, infinite order, etc.);

• The type of control (optimal control problem, timeoptimal control problem, etc.), an infinity of variations on the above problem are possible to study with the help of [21] and Dubovitskii-Milyutin formalisms [23-32]. Those problems need further investigations and form tasks for future research. These ideas mentioned above will be developed in forthcoming papers.

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