Here we will use a very simple model with xj r

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Unformatted text preview: w to find the fuel burn levels f0 , . . . , fN that minimize the time T , subject to the constraints. (b) Carry out the method described in part (a) for the problem instance with data given in min_time_speed_data.m. Give the optimal time T ⋆ , and compare it to the time T unif achieved if the fuel for propulsion were burned uniformly, i.e., f0 = · · · = fN . For each of these cases, plot speed versus distance along the road, using the plotting code in the data file as a template. 14.12 Least-cost road grading. A road is to be built along a given path. We must choose the height of the roadbed (say, above sea level) along the path, minimizing the total cost of grading, subject to some constraints. The cost of grading (i.e., moving earth to change the height of the roadbed from the existing elevation) depends on the difference in height between the roadbed and the existing elevation. When the roadbed is below the existing elevation it is called a cut ; when it is above it is called a fill. Each of these incurs engineering costs; for example, fill is cre...
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This note was uploaded on 09/10/2013 for the course C 231 taught by Professor F.borrelli during the Fall '13 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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