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Title Open-Source Software for Nonlinear Constrained Optimization of Dynamic Systems
Author Brus, Rune
Supervisor Jørgensen, John Bagterp (Scientific Computing, Department of Informatics and Mathematical Modeling, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark)
Institution Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Thesis level Master's thesis
Year 2010
Abstract The motivation behind the thesis lies in the growing range of open-source software packages available for solving constrained dynamic optimization problems. The thesis will investigate and promote the use of these software packages. More specific, the software packages ACADO Toolkit, IPOPT, CppAD and JModelica will be thoroughly presented and tested with respect to their ability to solve constrained dynamic optimization problems. The solution methods for solving these kinds of problems will be introduced and connected to the solution strategies of the software packages. The thesis aim to enable the reader to get started using the software packages immediately. A thorough guide on how to install the software packages across operating systems is therefore provided. Further more a virtual machine has been created based on open-source licenses, where all software packages has been preinstalled. This virtual machine is available on request as a OVF formatted preconfigured operating system. The Quadruple Tank Process will serve as a test model for the softwares. This model will enable me to demonstrate the capabilities of the softwares and the limitations they contain.
Imprint Technical University of Denmark (DTU) : Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Series IMM-M.Sc.-2010-26
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Admin Creation date: 2010-05-19    Update date: 2010-06-09    Source: dtu    ID: 262234    Original MXD