VDOL/dynamicSoaringProblem_2
dynamicSoaringProblem optimal control problem (matrix 2 of 8)
Name 
dynamicSoaringProblem_2 
Group 
VDOL 
Matrix ID 
2666 
Num Rows

1,591 
Num Cols

1,591 
Nonzeros

15,588 
Pattern Entries

15,588 
Kind

Optimal Control Problem 
Symmetric

Yes 
Date

2015 
Author

B. Senses, A. Rao 
Editor

T. Davis 
Structural Rank 
1,591 
Structural Rank Full 
true 
Num Dmperm Blocks

1 
Strongly Connect Components

1 
Num Explicit Zeros

0 
Pattern Symmetry

100% 
Numeric Symmetry

100% 
Cholesky Candidate

no 
Positive Definite

no 
Type

real 
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MATLAB
Rutherford Boeing
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Notes 
Optimal control problem, Vehicle Dynamics & Optimization Lab, UF
Anil Rao and Begum Senses, University of Florida
http://vdol.mae.ufl.edu
This matrix arises from an optimal control problem described below.
Each optimal control problem gives rise to a sequence of matrices of
different sizes when they are being solved inside GPOPS, an optimal
control solver created by Anil Rao, Begum Senses, and others at in VDOL
lab at the University of Florida. This is one of the matrices in one
of these problems. The matrix is symmetric indefinite.
Rao, Senses, and Davis have created a graph coarsening strategy
that matches pairs of nodes. The mapping is given for this matrix,
where map(i)=k means that node i in the original graph is mapped to
node k in the smaller graph. map(i)=map(j)=k means that both nodes
i and j are mapped to the same node k, and thus nodes i and j have
been merged.
This matrix consists of a set of nodes (rows/columns) and the
names of these rows/cols are given
Anil Rao, Begum Sense, and Tim Davis, 2015.
VDOL/dynamicSoaring
Dynamic soaring optimal control problem is taken from
Ref.~\cite{zhao2004optimal} where the dynamics of a glider is
derived using a point mass model under the assumption of a flat
Earth and stationary winds. The goal of the dynamic soaring
problem is to determine the state and the control that minimize
the average wind gradient slope that can sustain a powerless
dynamic soaring flight. The state of the system is defined by the
air speed, heading angle, airrealtive flight path angle,
altitude, and the position of the glider and the control of the
system is the lift coefficient. The specified accuracy tolerance
of $10^{7}$ were satisfied after eight mesh iterations. As the
mesh refinement proceeds, the size of the KKT matrices increases
from 647 to 3543.
@article{zhao2004optimal,
title={Optimal Patterns of Glider Dynamic Soaring},
author={Zhao, Yiyuan J},
journal={Optimal Control applications and methods},
volume={25},
number={2},
pages={6789},
year={2004},
publisher={Wiley Online Library}
}
