Title

Multiobjective Stochastic Control in Fluid Dynamics via Game Theory Approach: Application to the Periodic Burgers Equation

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2008

Abstract

The purpose of the present work is to implement well-known statistical decision and game theory strategies into multiobjective stochastic control problems of fluid dynamics. Such goal is first justified by the fact that deterministic (either singleobjective or multiobjective) control problems that are obtained without taking into account the uncertainty of the model are usually unreliable. Second, in most real-world problems, several goals must be satisfied simultaneously to obtain an optimal solution and, as a consequence, a multiobjective control approach is more appropriate. Therefore, we develop a multiobjective stochastic control algorithm for general fluid dynamics applications, based on the Bayes decision, adjoint formulation and the Nash equilibrium strategies. The algorithm is exemplified by the multiobjective stochastic control of a periodic Burgers equation.