An adaptive FEM for the pointwise tracking optimal control problem of the Stokes equations

Alejandro Allendes, Francisco Fuica, Enrique Otarola, Daniel Quero

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Abstract

© 2019 Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. We propose and analyze a reliable and efficient a posteriori error estimator for the pointwise tracking optimal control problem of the Stokes equations. This linear-quadratic optimal control problem entails the minimization of a cost functional that involves point evaluations of the velocity field that solves the state equations. This leads to an adjoint problem with a linear combination of Dirac measures as a forcing term and whose solution exhibits reduced regularity properties. We also consider constraints on the control variable. The proposed a posteriori error estimator can be decomposed as the sum of four contributions: three contributions related to the discretization of the state and adjoint equations and another contribution that accounts for the discretization of the control variable. On the basis of the devised a posteriori error estimator, we design a simple adaptive strategy that illustrates our theory and exhibits a competitive performance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)A2967-A2998
Number of pages0
JournalSIAM Journal on Scientific Computing
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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