On Solving Elliptic Obstacle Problems by Compact Abs-Linearization

We consider optimal control problems governed by an elliptic variational inequality of the first kind, namely the obstacle problem. The variational inequality is treated by penalization which leads to optimization problems governed by a nonsmooth semi- linear elliptic PDE. The CALi algorithm is then applied for the efficient solution of these nonsmooth optimization problems. The … Read more

A Structure Exploiting Algorithm for Non-Smooth Semi-Linear Elliptic Optimal Control Problems

We investigate optimization problems with a non-smooth partial differential equation as constraint, where the non-smoothness is assumed to be caused by Nemytzkii operators generated by the functions abs, min and max. For the efficient as well as robust solution of such problems, we propose a new optimization method based on abs-linearization, i.e., a special handling … Read more