Optimal management with hybrid dynamics: The shallow lake problem

P.V. Reddy, Hans Schumacher, Jacob Engwerda

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In this article we analyze an optimal management problem that arises in ecological economics using hybrid systems modeling. First, we introduce a discounted autonomous infinite horizon hybrid optimal control problem and develop few tools to analyze the necessary conditions for optimality. Next, using these tools we study the classical shallow lake problem where the nonlinear lake dynamics is described by hybrid dynamics. We show that our results agree with earlier studies on the problem, that is, variation of system parameters induce bifurcations in the optimal solution.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMathematical Control Theory
Subtitle of host publicationNonlinear and Hybrid Control Systems
EditorsM.K. Camlibel, A.A. Julius, R. Pasumarthy, J.M.A. Scherpen
Place of PublicationHeidelberg
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)9783319209876
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences


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