Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran

2 Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science, University of Sistan and Baluchestan, Zahedan, Iran.

10.22111/ieco.2020.32367.1225

Abstract

This paper, proposes an approximate analytical method to solve
a class of optimal control problems. This method is an enhancement
of the variational iteration method (VIM) which is called modifi ed variational iteration method (MVIM) and eliminates all additional calculations in VIM, thus requires less time to do the calculations. In this
approach, first, the optimal control problem is converted into a non-linear two-point boundary value problem via the Pontryagins maximum principle, and then we applied the MVIM method to solve this boundary value problem. This suggested method is suitable for a large class of non-linear optimal control problems that for the non-linear part of the problem, we used the Taylor series expansion. In the end, three examples are provided to demonstrate the simplicity and efficiency of the method. The numerical results of the proposed method versus other methods are presented in tables. All calculations were carried out using Mathematica software.

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