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.