Conservation laws in the presence of shocks

PDF version… The problem We analyze a model tracking problem for a 1D scalar conservation law. It consists in optimizing the initial datum so to minimize a weighted distance to a given target during a given finite time horizon. To be more precise, given a finite time , a target function , and a positive…

Inverse design and control in the presence of singularities (SINV)

Some important PDE models in Continuum Physics, such as hyperbolic conservation laws, represent a major challenge from a control viewpoint for two (closely related) reasons: solutions lack regularity properties and develop shock discontinuities in finite time, making linearization methods inapplicable the property of backward uniqueness is lost in the absence of viscosity effects and the…