The properties of multilevel optimization problems defined on a hierarchy of discretization grids can be used to define approximate secant equations, which describe the second-order behaviour of the objective function. Following earlier work by Gratton and Toint (2009), we introduce a quasi-Newton method (with a linesearch) and a nonlinear conjugate gradient method that both take advantage of this new second-order information. We then present numerical experiments with these methods and formulate recommendations for their practical use.
Technical Report 09/18, Department of Mathematics, University of Namur, Namur, Belgium, November 2009
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