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Title:Multiscale Approach to Optimal Control of in Situ Bioremediation of Groundwater
Author(s):Liu, Yong
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Minsker, Barbara S.
Department / Program:Civl and Environmental Engineering
Discipline:Civl and Environmental Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Computer Science
Abstract:This study has also identified the importance of the interaction of PDE discretization and optimization. The bioremediation optimal control model is governed by a set of nonlinear PDEs (the transition equation), which describe the system response under given pumping rates. Since solving the PDEs is only a subproblem within PDE-constrained optimization, it is critical that refining optimization solutions be performed simultaneously with refining the mesh for the PDE. The full multiscale approach developed in this work achieves this goal by using approximate solutions early in the run when a broad search of the decision space is being performed. As the solution becomes more refined later in the run, more accurate estimates are needed to finetune the solution and finer spatial discretizations are used.
Issue Date:2001
Description:140 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2001.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3023126
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2001

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