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Code: 35/2015
Title: A certified reduced basis method for PDE-constrained parametric optimization problems by an adjoint-based approach
Date: Friday 26th June 2015
Author(s) : Manzoni, A.; Pagani, S.
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Abstract: In this paper we present a certified reduced basis (RB) framework for the efficient solution of PDE-constrained parametric optimization problems. We consider optimization problems (such as optimal control and optimal design) governed by elliptic PDEs and involving possibly non-convex cost functionals, assuming that the control functions are described in terms of a parameters vector. At each optimization step, the high-fidelity approximation of state and adjoint problems is replaced by a certified RB approximation, thus yielding a very efficient solution through an optimize-then-reduce approach. We develop a posteriori error estimates for the solutions of state and adjoint problems, for the cost functional, its gradient and the optimal parameters. We confirm our theoretical results in the case of optimal control/design problems dealing with potential and thermal flows.

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