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# A nonsmooth Newton's method for discretized optimal control problems with state and control constraints

• We investigate a nonsmooth Newton's method for the numerical solution of discretized optimal control problems subject to pure state constraints and mixed control-state constraints. The infinite dimensional problem is discretized by application of a general one-step method to the differential equation. By use of the Fischer-Burmeister function the first order necessary conditions for the discretized problem are transformed into an equivalent nonlinear and nonsmooth equation. This nonlinear and nonsmooth equation is solved by a globally convergent nonsmooth Newton's method. Numerical examples for the minimum energy problem and the optimal control of a robot conclude the article.
Mathematics Subject Classification: Primary: 49J15, 49J52; Secondary: 49M15.

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