The existence results for optimal control problems governed by a variational inequality

Y. Y. Zhou, Xiaoqi Yang, K. L. Teo

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In this paper, we establish the existence of the optimal control for an optimal control problem where the state of the system is defined by a variational inequality problem with monotone type mappings. Moreover, as an application, we get several existence results of an optimal control for the optimal control problem where the system is defined by a quasilinear elliptic variational inequality problem with an obstacle.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)595-608
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sep 2006


  • Obstacle problem
  • Optimal control
  • Variational inequality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics

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