A continuum-discrete model for supply chains dynamics
Gabriella Bretti Ciro D’Apice Rosanna Manzo Benedetto Piccoli
This paper is focused on continuum-discrete models for supply chains. In particular, we consider the model introduced in [10], where a system of conservation laws describe the evolution of the supply chain status on sub-chains, while at some nodes solutions are determined by Riemann solvers. Fixing the rule of flux maximization, two new Riemann Solvers are defined. We study the equilibria of the resulting dynamics, moreover some numerical experiments on sample supply chains are reported. We provide also a comparison, both of equilibria and experiments, with the model of [15].
keywords: networks conservation laws fluid-dynamic models finite difference schemes Supply chains
A fluid dynamic model for supply chains
Ciro D'Apice Rosanna Manzo
The paper deals with a fluid dynamic model for supply chains. A mixed continuum-discrete model is proposed and possible choices of solutions at nodes guaranteeing the conservation of fluxes are discussed. Fixing a rule a Riemann solver is defined and existence of solutions to Cauchy problems is proved.
keywords: supply chains. Conservation laws
Flow optimization in vascular networks
Radu C. Cascaval Ciro D'Apice Maria Pia D'Arienzo Rosanna Manzo

The development of mathematical models for studying phenomena observed in vascular networks is very useful for its potential applications in medicine and physiology. Detailed $3$D studies of flow in the arterial system based on the Navier-Stokes equations require high computational power, hence reduced models are often used, both for the constitutive laws and the spatial domain. In order to capture the major features of the phenomena under study, such as variations in arterial pressure and flow velocity, the resulting PDE models on networks require appropriate junction and boundary conditions. Instead of considering an entire network, we simulate portions of the latter and use inflow and outflow conditions which realistically mimic the behavior of the network that has not been included in the spatial domain. The resulting PDEs are solved numerically using a discontinuous Galerkin scheme for the spatial and Adam-Bashforth method for the temporal discretization. The aim is to study the effect of truncation to the flow in the root edge of a fractal network, the effect of adding or subtracting an edge to a given network, and optimal control strategies on a network in the event of a blockage or unblockage of an edge or of an entire subtree.

keywords: Blood flow network optimization discontinuous Galerkin scheme
On optimal controls in coefficients for ill-posed non-Linear elliptic Dirichlet boundary value problems
Olha P. Kupenko Rosanna Manzo

We consider an optimal control problem associated to Dirichlet boundary value problem for non-linear elliptic equation on a bounded domain $Ω$. We take the coefficient $u(x)∈ L^∞(Ω)\cap BV(Ω)$ in the main part of the non-linear differential operator as a control and in the linear part of differential operator we consider coefficients to be unbounded skew-symmetric matrix $A_{skew}∈ L^q(Ω;\mathbb{S}^N_{skew})$. We show that, in spite of unboundedness of the non-linear differential operator, the considered Dirichlet problem admits at least one weak solution and the corresponding OCP is well-possed and solvable. At the same time, optimal solutions to such problem can inherit a singular character of the matrices $A^{skew}$. We indicate two types of optimal solutions to the above problem and show that one of them can be attained by optimal solutions of regularized problems for coercive elliptic equations with bounded coefficients, using the two-parametric regularization of the initial OCP.

keywords: Generalized p-Laplace equations control in coefficients variational convergence
On relaxation of state constrained optimal control problem for a PDE-ODE model of supply chains
Ciro D'Apice Peter I. Kogut Rosanna Manzo
We discuss the optimal control problem (OCP) stated as the minimization of the queues and the difference between the effective outflow and a desired one for the continuous model of supply chains, consisting of a PDE for the density of processed parts and an ODE for the queue buffer occupancy. The main goal is to consider this problem with pointwise control and state constraints. Using the so-called Henig delation, we propose the relaxation approach to characterize the solvability and regularity of the original problem by analyzing the corresponding relaxed OCP.
keywords: entropy solutions optimal control relaxation supply chains Conservation laws Henig dilating cone.
Unbounded perturbations of the generator domain
Said Hadd Rosanna Manzo Abdelaziz Rhandi
Let $X,U$ and $Z$ be Banach spaces such that $Z\subset X$ (with continuous and dense embedding), $L:Z\to X$ be a closed linear operator and consider closed linear operators $G,M:Z\to U$. Putting conditions on $G$ and $M$ we show that the operator $\mathcal{A}=L$ with domain $D(\mathcal{A})=\big\{z\in Z:Gz=Mz\big\}$ generates a $C_0$-semigroup on $X$. Moreover, we give a variation of constants formula for the solution of the following inhomogeneous problem \begin{align*} \begin{cases} \dot{z}(t)=L z(t)+f(t),& t\ge 0,\cr G z(t)=Mz(t)+g(t),& t\ge 0,\cr z(0)=z^0. \end{cases} \end{align*} Several examples will be given, in particular a heat equation with distributed unbounded delay at the boundary condition.
keywords: unbounded perturbation closed-loop systems $C_0$--semigroup inhomogeneous boundary problem. regular linear systems Banach space
Shape stability of optimal control problems in coefficients for coupled system of Hammerstein type
Olha P. Kupenko Rosanna Manzo
In this paper we consider an optimal control problem (OCP) for the coupled system of a nonlinear monotone Dirichlet problem with matrix-valued $L^\infty(\Omega;\mathbb{R}^{N\times N} )$-controls in coefficients and a nonlinear equation of Hammerstein type. Since problems of this type have no solutions in general, we make a special assumption on the coefficients of the state equation and introduce the class of so-called solenoidal admissible controls. Using the direct method in calculus of variations, we prove the existence of an optimal control. We also study the stability of the optimal control problem with respect to the domain perturbation. In particular, we derive the sufficient conditions of the Mosco-stability for the given class of OCPs.
keywords: control in coefficients Nonlinear monotone Dirichlet problem domain perturbation. equation of Hammerstein type
On optimization of a highly re-entrant production system
Ciro D'Apice Peter I. Kogut Rosanna Manzo
We discuss the optimal control problem stated as the minimization in the $L^2$-sense of the mismatch between the actual out-flux and a demand forecast for a hyperbolic conservation law that models a highly re-entrant production system. The output of the factory is described as a function of the work in progress and the position of the switch dispatch point (SDP) where we separate the beginning of the factory employing a push policy from the end of the factory, which uses a quasi-pull policy. The main question we discuss in this paper is about the optimal choice of the input in-flux, push and quasi-pull constituents, and the position of SDP.
keywords: Conservation laws optimal control re-entrant systems. existence result

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