Generalized B-spline functions ‎method‎‎ for solving optimal control problems

Document Type : Research Paper


Department of Mathematics, Payame Noor University, PO BOX 19395-3697, Tehran, Iran


‎In this paper we introduce a numerical approach that solves optimal control problems (OCPs) ‎using collocation methods‎. ‎This approach is based upon B-spline functions‎. ‎The derivative matrices between any two families of B-spline functions are utilized to‎ ‎reduce the solution of OCPs to the solution of nonlinear optimization problems‎. ‎Numerical experiments confirm our heoretical findings‎.