A dissipativity characterization of velocity turnpikes in optimal control problems for mechanical systems

Turnpikes have recently gained significant research interest in optimal control, since they allow for pivotal insights into the structure of solutions to optimal control problems. So far, mainly steady state solutions which serve as optimal operation points, are studied. This is in contrast to time-varying turnpikes, which are in the focus of this paper. More concretely, we analyze symmetry-induced velocity turnpikes, i.e. controlled relative equilibria, called trim primitives, which are optimal operation points regarding the given cost criterion. We characterize velocity turnpikes by means of dissipativity inequalities. Moreover, we study the equivalence between optimal control problems and steady-state problems via the corresponding necessary optimality conditions. An academic example is given for illustration.


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