Performance of CONDOR, a Parallel, Constrained extension of Powell’s UOBYQA algorithm. Experimental results and comparison with the DFO algorithm.

This paper presents an algorithmic extension of Powell’s UOBYQA algorithm (”Unconstrained Optimization BY Quadratical Approximation”). We start by summarizing the original algorithm of Powell and by presenting it in a more comprehensible form. Thereafter, we report comparative numerical results between UOBYQA, DFO and a parallel, constrained extension of UOBYQA that will be called in the … Read more

Intermediate Report on the development of an optimization code for smooth, high computing load, continuous objective functions when derivatives are not available

We find very often in the industry simulators of huge chemical reactors, simulators of huge turbo-compressors, simulators of the path of a satellite in low orbit around earth, … These simulators were written to allow the design engineer to correctly estimate the consequences of the adjustment of one (or many) design variables (or parameters of … Read more