M-stationarity of Local Minimizers of MPCCs and Convergence of NCP-based Methods

This paper focuses on solving mathematical programs with complementarity constraints (MPCCs) without assuming MPCC-LICQ or lower level strict complementarity at a solution. We show that a local minimizer of an MPCC is “piecewise M-stationary” un- der MPCC-GCQ; furthermore, every weakly stationary point of an MPCC is B-stationary if MPCC-ACQ holds. For the Bounding Algorithm proposed … Read more

MPCC Strategies for Nonsmooth NLPs

This paper develops solution strategies for large-scale nonsmooth optimization problems. We transform nonsmooth programs into equivalent mathematical programs with complementarity constraints (MPCCs), and then employ NLP-based strategies for their so- lution. For this purpose, two NLP formulations based on complementarity relaxations are put forward, one of which applies a parameterized formulation and operates with a … Read more