Model Reduction for Parametrized Optimal Control Problems in Environmental Marine Sciences and Engineering


SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, 40(4), p. pp. B1055-B1079




M. Strazzullo, F. Ballarin, R. Mosetti, and G. Rozza

We propose reduced order methods as a suitable approach to face parametrized optimal control problems governed by partial differential equations, with applications in en- vironmental marine sciences and engineering. Environmental parametrized optimal control problems are usually studied for different configurations described by several physical and/or geometrical parameters representing different phenomena and structures. The solution of parametrized problems requires a demanding computational effort. In order to save com- putational time, we rely on reduced basis techniques as a reliable and rapid tool to solve parametrized problems. We introduce general parametrized linear quadratic optimal control problems, and the saddle-point structure of their optimality system. Then, we propose a POD-Galerkin reduction of the optimality system. Finally, we test the resulting method on two environmental applications: a pollutant control in the Gulf of Trieste, Italy and a solution tracking governed by quasi-geostrophic equations describing North Atlantic Ocean dynamic. The two experiments underline how reduced order methods are a reliable and convenient tool to manage several environmental optimal control problems, for different mathematical models, geographical scale as well as physical meaning.

author = {Strazzullo, Maria and Ballarin, Francesco and Mosetti, Renzo and Rozza, Gianluigi},
title = {Model Reduction for Parametrized Optimal Control Problems in Environmental Marine Sciences and Engineering},
journal = {SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing},
volume = {40},
number = {4},
pages = {B1055-B1079},
year = {2018},
doi = {10.1137/17M1150591},

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