# Nondifferentiable system

Global Optimization of Chemical Processes using Stochastic Algorithms 1996, Julio R. Banga, Warren D. Seider

Case Study IV: Optimal control of a nondifferentiable system

## Problem description

This problem has been studied by Thomopoulos and Papadakis who report convergence difficulties using several optimization algorithms and by Luus using Iterative Dynamic Programming. The optimal control problem is:

Find u(t) to minimize:

Subject to:

with

where U(t-alpha) is the unit function such that U = 0 for t - alpha < 0 and U = 1 for t - alpha > 0. Hence d is a rectangular pulse of magnitude 100 from t=0.5 until t=0.6. These authors consider tf = 2.0s and the initial conditions:

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## Problem setup

toms t1
p1 = tomPhase('p1', t1, 0, 0.5, 30);
toms t2
p2 = tomPhase('p2', t2, 0.5, 0.1, 20);
toms t3
p3 = tomPhase('p3', t3, 0.6, 2-0.6, 50);

x1p1 = tomState(p1,'x1p1');
x2p1 = tomState(p1,'x2p1');
x3p1 = tomState(p1,'x3p1');
up1 = tomControl(p1,'up1');

x1p2 = tomState(p2,'x1p2');
x2p2 = tomState(p2,'x2p2');
x3p2 = tomState(p2,'x3p2');
up2 = tomControl(p2,'up2');

x1p3 = tomState(p3,'x1p3');
x2p3 = tomState(p3,'x2p3');
x3p3 = tomState(p3,'x3p3');
up3 = tomControl(p3,'up3');

% Initial guess
x0 = {icollocate(p1,{x1p1 == 0;x2p1 == 0;x3p1 == 0})
icollocate(p2,{x1p2 == 0;x2p2 == 0;x3p2 == 0})
icollocate(p3,{x1p3 == 0;x2p3 == 0;x3p3 == 0})
collocate(p1,up1==-4-8*t1/0.5)
collocate(p2,up2==-12)
collocate(p3,up3==-12+14*t3/2)};

% Box constraints
cbox = {
icollocate(p1,{-100 <= x1p1 <= 100
-100 <= x2p1 <= 100
-100 <= x3p1 <= 100})
icollocate(p2,{-100 <= x1p2 <= 100
-100 <= x2p2 <= 100
-100 <= x3p2 <= 100})
icollocate(p3,{-100 <= x1p3 <= 100
-100 <= x2p3 <= 100
-100 <= x3p3 <= 100})
collocate(p1,-15 <= up1 <= 2)
collocate(p2,-15 <= up2 <= 2)
collocate(p3,-15 <= up3 <= 2)};

% Boundary constraints
cbnd = {initial(p1,{x1p1 == 0;x2p1 == 0;x3p1 == 0})
final(p3,x3p3) <= 60};

% ODEs and path constraints
ceq = {collocate(p1,{
dot(p1,x1p1) == x2p1
dot(p1,x2p1) == -x1p1-x2p1+up1
dot(p1,x3p1) == 5*x1p1.^2+2.5*x2p1.^2+0.5*up1.^2})
collocate(p2,{
dot(p2,x1p2) == x2p2
dot(p2,x2p2) == -x1p2-x2p2+up2+100
dot(p2,x3p2) == 5*x1p2.^2+2.5*x2p2.^2+0.5*up2.^2})
collocate(p3,{
dot(p3,x1p3) == x2p3
dot(p3,x2p3) == -x1p3-x2p3+up3
dot(p3,x3p3) == 5*x1p3.^2+2.5*x2p3.^2+0.5*up3.^2})};

% Objective
objective = final(p3,x3p3);

final(p1,x2p1) == initial(p2,x2p2)
final(p1,x3p1) == initial(p2,x3p2)
final(p2,x1p2) == initial(p3,x1p3)
final(p2,x2p2) == initial(p3,x2p3)
final(p2,x3p2) == initial(p3,x3p3)};


## Solve the problem

options = struct;
options.name = 'Nondiff System';
constr = {cbox, cbnd, ceq, link};
solution = ezsolve(objective, constr, x0, options);

t = subs(collocate(p1,t1),solution);
t = [t;subs(collocate(p2,t2),solution)];
t = [t;subs(collocate(p3,t3),solution)];
x1 = subs(collocate(p1,x1p1),solution);
x1 = [x1;subs(collocate(p2,x1p2),solution)];
x1 = [x1;subs(collocate(p3,x1p3),solution)];
x2 = subs(collocate(p1,x2p1),solution);
x2 = [x2;subs(collocate(p2,x2p2),solution)];
x2 = [x2;subs(collocate(p3,x2p3),solution)];
x3 = subs(collocate(p1,x3p1),solution);
x3 = [x3;subs(collocate(p2,x3p2),solution)];
x3 = [x3;subs(collocate(p3,x3p3),solution)];
u = subs(collocate(p1,up1),solution);
u = [u;subs(collocate(p2,up2),solution)];
u = [u;subs(collocate(p3,up3),solution)];

Problem type appears to be: lpcon
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Problem: ---  1: Nondiff System                 f_k      58.065029206274886000
sum(|constr|)      0.000060625722924220
f(x_k) + sum(|constr|)     58.065089831997810000
f(x_0)      0.000000000000000000

Solver: snopt.  EXIT=0.  INFORM=1.
SNOPT 7.2-5 NLP code
Optimality conditions satisfied

FuncEv    1 ConstrEv   44 ConJacEv   44 Iter   37 MinorIter 1182
CPU time: 1.390625 sec. Elapsed time: 1.453000 sec.


## Plot result

subplot(2,1,1)
plot(t,x1,'*-',t,x2,'*-',t,x3,'*-');
legend('x1','x2','x3');
title('Nondiff System state variable');

subplot(2,1,2)
plot(t,u,'+-');
legend('u');
title('Nondiff System control');