A nonlinear optimal control algorithm in determining the strength of optimal boundary heat fluxes utilizing the conjugate gradient method (CGM) of minimization is applied successfully in the present study based on the desired temperature distributions at the final time of heating. The thermal properties are assumed to be functions of temperature, and this makes the problem nonlinear. The accuracy of this optimal control analysis is examined by using the numerical experiments. Three different desired temperature distributions are given and the corresponding optimal control heat fluxes are to be determined. Results show that the optimal boundary heat fluxes can be obtained with any arbitrary initial guesses within a couple of seconds' CPU time on a Pentium III 600-MHz personal computer.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Numerical Analysis
- Modelling and Simulation
- Condensed Matter Physics
- Mechanics of Materials
- Computer Science Applications