R. Nieva, and G. S. Christensen, and M. E. El-Hawary
International Journal of Control, Vol. 26, No. 1, DOI: 10.1080/00207177708922296, pp. 145-156
Publication year: 1977


A functional optimization technique based on the abstract minimum norm problem in Hilbert spaces is applied to obtain a suboptimal control policy for the problem of adjusting the flux distribution, in finite time.Restricting the control action to be expanded in terms of a finite set of arbitrary known functions of time, the infinite dimensional control problem is reduced to a finite dimensional one. The control action is subject to linear constraints. The method is described for a general, linearized, distributed reactor model. An example is presented.