Combinatorial Integral Approximation for Mixed-Integer PDE-Constrained Optimization Problems

We apply the basic principles underlying combinatorial integral approximation methods for mixed-integer optimal control with ordinary differential equations in general, and the sum-up rounding algorithm specifically, to optimization problems with partial differential equation (PDE) constraints. By doing so, we identify two possible generalizations that are applicable to problems involving PDE constraints with mesh-dependent integer variables, … Read more

Mixed-Integer PDE-Constrained Optimal Control of Gas Networks

We develop a mixed-integer optimal control model with partial differential equation (PDE) constraints for gas transport networks, designed for controlling extreme state transitions, such as flow reversals. Our model shows how to combine binary compressor controls with PDE flow models. We model the flow of gas using a variant of the Euler equations, which we … Read more