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An impulse control approach to dike height optimization
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Abstract
This paper determines the optimal timing of dike heightenings as well as the corresponding optimal dike heightenings to protect against floods. To derive the optimal policy, we design an algorithm based on the Impulse Control Maximum Principle. In this way, this paper presents one of the first real-life applications of the Impulse Control Maximum Principle developed by Blaquiere. We show that the proposed impulse control (IC) approach performs better than dynamic programming with respect to computational time. This is caused by the fact that IC does not need discretization in time.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Optimization Methods & Software
Publication
2013
ISSN
1055-6788
Volume/pages
28:3(2013), p. 458-477
ISI
000320093700006
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 04.09.2013
Last edited 19.10.2017
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