A recursive semi-smooth Newton method for linear complementarity problems

A primal feasible active set method is presented for finding the unique solution of a Linear Complementarity Problem (LCP) with a P-matrix, which extends the globally convergent active set method for strictly convex quadratic problems with simple bounds proposed by [P. Hungerlaender and F. Rendl. A feasible active set method for strictly convex problems with … Read more

Copositivity and constrained fractional quadratic problems

We provide Completely Positive and Copositive Programming formulations for the Constrained Fractional Quadratic Problem (CFQP) and Standard Fractional Quadratic Problem (StFQP). Based on these formulations, Semidefinite Programming (SDP) relaxations are derived for finding good lower bounds to these fractional programs, which are used in a global optimization branch-and-bound approach. Applications of the CFQP and StFQP, … Read more

Fortran subroutines for network flow optimization using an interior point algorithm

We describe FORTRAN subroutines for network flow optimization using an interior point network flow algorithm. We provide FORTRAN and C language drivers, as well as C language functions that, together with the subroutines, make up PDNET (Portugal, Resende, Veiga, and Júdice, 2000). The algorithm is described in detail and its implementation is outlined. Usage of … Read more

A study of preconditioners for network interior point methods

We study and compare preconditioners available for network interior point methods. We derive upper bounds for the condition number of the preconditioned matrices used in the solution of systems of linear equations defining the algorithm search directions. The preconditioners are tested using PDNET, a state-of-the-art interior point code for the minimum cost network flow problem. … Read more