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Optimal control in thermodynamic systems with sources of finite capacity. (English. Russian original) Zbl 0579.93037
Autom. Remote Control 46, 693-705 (1985); translation from Avtom. Telemekh. 1985, No. 6, 20-32 (1985).
Summary: Problems of optimal control of thermodynamic processes of heat and mass transfer on contact of two systems are considered. The control signal is a vector of the temperatures and concentrations of one system, the parameters of the second being variable at a rate proportional to the heat and material flows. The limiting efficiency of the heat machine is found when the cycle duration and source capacities are bounded.

93C20 Control/observation systems governed by partial differential equations
49K20 Optimality conditions for problems involving partial differential equations
82B35 Irreversible thermodynamics, including Onsager-Machlup theory
80A20 Heat and mass transfer, heat flow (MSC2010)