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Abstract and Applied Analysis
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 641736, 9 pages
Optimal Control of Pseudoparabolic Variational Inequalities Involving State Constraint
1School of Mathematics and Physics, University of South China, Hunan 421001, China
2School of Mathematical Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
Received 5 March 2013; Accepted 27 May 2013; Published 20 January 2014
Academic Editor: Victor Kovtunenko
Copyright © 2014 Youjun Xu and Shu Zhou. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
We establish the necessary condition of optimality for optimal control problem governed by some pseudoparabolic differential equations involving monotone graphs. Some approximating control process and examples are given.
We will study the following optimal control problem governed by nonlinear pseudoparabolic variational inequalities of the following form: with the state constraint The pay-off function is given by where , is a bounded domain with smooth boundary.
For the problem (1)–(3), we have the following assumptions.(H1) is a selfadjoint operator in with such that for every , Throughout in the sequel, we will denote by and the norm and the scalar product of , respectively. The norm of the control set will be denoted by and the scalar product , respectively. denote the domain of operator , respectively.(H2) is a real Hilbert space such that is dense in and algebraically and topologically, where is the dual of . Further, the injection of into is compact. is a linear continuous and symmetric operator from to satisfying the coercivity condition where and .(H3) is a maximal monotone graph in with . Let be the lower semicontinuous convex function defined by , where is such that . Moreover, where for all , . For every , there exists a constant such that where if and if . denotes the generalized Clarke subdifferential of the function .(H4) is a linear continuous operator from a real Hilbert space to .(H5) Let be a Banach space with the dual strictly convex. is a closed convex subset with finite codimensionality [1–3]. is of class .(H6) The functional is convex and lower semicontinuous (l. s. c), such that where , for all .(H7) is measurable in , and for every , there exists independent of such that and
Lemma 2. Let hold. Then, for any , , (1) admits a unique solution satisfying
Now we formulate the optimal control problems as follows.
We will find
Recently, some optimal control problems governed by pseudoparabolic equations have already been discussed. Linear optimal control problems for pseudoparabolic equations were considered by many authors (cf. [6–12]). However, these problems studied in [7–12] do not involve state constraints and maximal monotone graph. On the other hand, optimal control problems governed by some parabolic variational inequalities (cf. [4, 13–19]) have already been discussed. Li and Yong  studied the maximal principle for optimal control governed by some nonlinear parabolic equations with two point boundary (time variable) state constraints. In Cases’ work , the state constraint was considered, but the state equation did not involve monotone graph. He  studied the optimal control problems involving some special maximal monotone graph (Lipschitz continuous) with state constraint. Wang [2, 3] also discussed the optimal control problem governed by the state equation involving some maximal monotone graph.
The present work in this paper considers the optimal control problem governed by the pseudoparabolic equations which is different from what they discussed in [7–9, 12], with the state constraints which is similar to those in [3, 4, 21].
The plan of this paper is as follows. Section 2 gives an approximating control process. In Section 3, we state and prove the necessary conditions on optimality for the problem . In Section 4, some examples are given.
2. The Approximating Control Process
From a perturbation theorem for m-accretive operators (, Lemma 5) and , , we easily know that is m-accretive in .
Besides, we have the following result on (14).
Lemma 3. For given, let weakly in , and the solutions of (14) corresponding to and , respectively. Then, there exists some subsequence of , still denoted by itself, such that strongly in .
Proof. Multiplying (14) by and using the self-adjointness of , we see the following:
Then yield where . Integrating the above inequality from to and using Gronwall’s inequality, we see the following:
Note that from , has a bounded inverse operator on and
Together (17) and (18), we have the following:
Since for every , taking into account (17) and (19), we have the following:
Multiplying (14) by , we see
Then we get the following:
Applying Gronwall’s inequality to the above inequality and noting that is bounded, we have the following:
From and (18), we see
Then in view of (14), (24) gives thus we see which implies
Here, is the norm in . For every
By some calculation, we see
Hence and are Cauchy sequences in . Note that ; then there exists a function such that as
This completes the proof.
Here, is a mollifier in , . is the projection of on , which is the finite dimensional space generated by , where is an orthonormal basis in . is the operator defined by .
We define :
Now we define the penalty by where is the solution of (14). denotes the distance of to .
The approximating optimal control problems are as follows:
The following results are useful in discussing the approximating control problems.
Proof. Rewrite (14) as follows:
Multiplying (35) by , we see
Then, yield Integrating the above inequality from to and using Gronwall’s inequality, we have the following: together with (18) implies
Since for every , taking into account (36) (39), we see
Multiplying (35) by , we see
Then we get the following: from which it follows that
From , , and (18), we see
Then in view of (14) and (24) give
Thus, we see which implies
For every ,
Using the identities for every , , we see
Because of (43) and (44), we obtain the following: where is a constant independent of and . Then Gronwall’s inequality yields
Hence, and are Cauchy sequences in . Note that ; then there exists a function such that as , ,
Thus, we deduce that as ,
Indeed, we see for all . From (43) and (46), is uniformly bounded and equicontinuous in . Hence the Ascoli-Arzela theorem gives that as , for every strongly in . In virtue of (46) and (48), weak closedness of , and , it is shown that
Therefore, and . By , we denote the space of all -valued strongly absolutely continuous functions on . We easily get that and there exists a function such that as , and . Thus, letting in (35), we see
Proof. By the same argument in the proof of Lemma 5, we have the following:
We have for all and ,
Multiplying (62) by , we have
Using the identities for every , and so forth, we get the following:
Thus, we see then
Because of (61), letting in (66), we get (60).
Lemma 7. Let be optimal for the problem and be the solution of (14) corresponding to . For , then
Proof. For any , we have the following:
By Lemma 5, we know strongly in . So we have the following:
Similarly, by (60) and , we obtain the following:
Then, we get the following:
On the other hand, since is bounded in , there exists such that, on some subsequence , still denoted by itself, as , and so, by Lemma 5,
By (66), one can check easily that
Thus, as . Since is closed and convex, . Since the function is weakly lower semicontinuous on , we see Together with (72), we obtain
Hence, , . This completes the proof.
3. Necessary Condition on Optimality
Let the generalized gradient of . Let which is the dual of with .
Firstly, we consider the following Cauchy problem: where , , , and is a -mollifier on .
Lemma 8. Problem (79) has a unique absolutely continuous function with , such that
Proof. From and , it is seen that is demicontinuous monotone operator that satisfies
where and . It follows by Theorem of  that (79) has a unique solution with . Multiplying (79) by and using the self-adjointness of and integrating over , we see
Because of , and . And so by Gronwall’s lemma we obtain the following:
Combining the above equalities, we see
Since for every , taking into account the above equalities, we have the following:
Thus, we obtain (80).
Multiplying (79) by and integrate on , where is a smooth monotonically increasing approximation of the sign function such that . For instance where for for , and is a -mollifier. Then ; therefore,
Then, letting tend to the sign function, we get (81).
We state the main results of the necessary conditions on optimality as follows.
Proof. Since is optimal for problem , we see
Here . Thus,
By some calculation, we have the following: where is the following solution to the linear equation
Hence, we also have the following: where and . Since is convex and closed, we see
So, we see It follows from Lemma 7 that strongly in . By the same arguments as those in [2–4], there exists and such that, on some subsequence , still denoted itself where is the space of all -valued functions with bounded variation on . On the other hand, by (80), we see
Note that is compact, for every , there is such that
Moreover, by (81) we infer that there is such that, on some generalized subsequence ,
Since is continuously differentiable from to ,
Now letting in (79), it follows that
It follows from (93), (94), and (79) that
By Lemma 7, strongly in , it follows
Since , we get for all . Now we claim that . Indeed, if , we have that is bounded in . By (H3), has finite codimentionality, so dose . Thus, it follows that weakly in and
Finally, if , it follows from (105) that . So in the case that , we must have . Together with (104), (105), and (109), we completes the proof.
4. Some Examples
In this section, we present two examples.
Example 1. Consider the initial value controlled system
where 1 is a function on and is a multivalued function on .
If , rewrite (110) in the form (111) was introduced by Benjamin et al.  as an approximate equation of the propagation of one-dimensional waves of small amplitude in water. If , satisfies . Since is a Lipschitz continuous and monotone increasing function, integration by parts yields
Thus, is m-accretive in . We easily proof the following result.
Example 2. Consider the initial boundary value controlled system
where is a bounded domain with smooth boundary. , satisfies with , . Since is a monotone function,
Then, is m-accretive in . We easily obtain similar necessary condition of optimality of problem .
Conflict of Interests
The authors declare that there is no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this paper.
The work is supported by the NNSFC (Grants nos. 10671211, 11126170), Hunan Provincial Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant no. 11JJ4006), and Doctor Priming Fund Project of University of South China (Grant no. 5-2011-XQD-008).
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