Efficient combination of two lower bound functions in univariate global optimization

We propose a new method for solving univariate global optimization problems by combining a lower bound function of ®BB method (see [1]) with the lower bound function of the method developed in [4]. The new lower bound function is better than the two lower bound functions. We add the convex/concave test and pruning step which … Read more

A branch and bound approach for convex semi-infinite programming

In this paper we propose an efficient approach for globally solving a class of convex semi-infinite programming (SIP) problems. Under the objective function and constraints (w.r.t. the variables to be optimized) convexity assumption, and appropriate differentiability, we propose a branch and bound exchange type method for SIP. To compute a feasible point for a SIP … Read more