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# Time optimal problems with Dirichlet boundary controls

• We consider time optimal control problems governed by semilinear parabolic equations with Dirichlet boundary controls in the presence of a target state constraint. To establish optimality conditions for the terminal time $T$, we define a new Hamiltonian functional. Due to regularity results for the state and the adjoint state variables, this Hamiltonian belongs to $L_{l o c}^r(0,T)$ for some $r>1$. By proving that it satisfies a differential equation corresponding to an optimality condition for $T$, we deduce that it belongs to $W^{1,1}(0,T)$. This result answers to the question: how to define Hamiltonian functionals for infinite dimensional problems with variable endpoints (see [10], p. 282 and p. 595).
Mathematics Subject Classification: 49K20, 93C20, 93C50.

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