Abstract and Applied Analysis

Optimal Control Strategies in an Alcoholism Model

Xun-Yang Wang, Hai-Feng Huo, Qing-Kai Kong, and Wei-Xuan Shi

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This paper presents a deterministic SATQ-type mathematical model (including susceptible, alcoholism, treating, and quitting compartments) for the spread of alcoholism with two control strategies to gain insights into this increasingly concerned about health and social phenomenon. Some properties of the solutions to the model including positivity, existence and stability are analyzed. The optimal control strategies are derived by proposing an objective functional and using Pontryagin’s Maximum Principle. Numerical simulations are also conducted in the analytic results.

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Abstr. Appl. Anal., Volume 2014, Special Issue (2013), Article ID 954069, 18 pages.

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Wang, Xun-Yang; Huo, Hai-Feng; Kong, Qing-Kai; Shi, Wei-Xuan. Optimal Control Strategies in an Alcoholism Model. Abstr. Appl. Anal. 2014, Special Issue (2013), Article ID 954069, 18 pages. doi:10.1155/2014/954069. https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aaa/1412607560

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