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Free Terminal Time in Optimal Control approach of Chikungunya Model

by Meryem Alkama, Mostafa Rachik
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 140 - Number 13
Year of Publication: 2016
Authors: Meryem Alkama, Mostafa Rachik

Meryem Alkama, Mostafa Rachik . Free Terminal Time in Optimal Control approach of Chikungunya Model. International Journal of Computer Applications. 140, 13 ( April 2016), 9-16. DOI=10.5120/ijca2016909536

@article{ 10.5120/ijca2016909536,
author = { Meryem Alkama, Mostafa Rachik },
title = { Free Terminal Time in Optimal Control approach of Chikungunya Model },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { April 2016 },
volume = { 140 },
number = { 13 },
month = { April },
year = { 2016 },
issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 9-16 },
numpages = {9},
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doi = { 10.5120/ijca2016909536 },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
address = {New York, USA}
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%J International Journal of Computer Applications
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%I Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA

Optimal control problems are an important mathematic tool used to reduce infectious diseases, most of works in this area considered time constant. In this paper, we present a free terminal optimal time control of Chikungunya epidemic model, which is an arthropod-borne virus (arbovirus) transmitted by mosquitoes of Aedes genus, with the order to give a minimum duration needed to reduce the infected group of both human and vector. We present a control simulating program using Matlab routines. The optimal control and the optimal final time are found using Pontryagin’s maximum principle and the additional transversality condition for the terminal time. We solved the optimality system by an iterative method, then we confirm the performance of the optimization strategy by numerical simulations.

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