Kinetic Batch Reactor Optimal Control Problem
The kinetic batch reactor optimal control problem is stated as follows. Minimize the cost functional
subject to the dynamic constraints
the path constraints
(where the fifth path constraint is not enforced in phase 3), the boundary conditions
and the phase continuity (linkage) constraints
The solution of the kinetic batch reactor problem using GPOPS-II with the NLP solver IPOPT is shown in the figures below.
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