On the global convergence of a general class of augmented Lagrangian methods

In [E. G. Birgin, R. Castillo and J. M. Martínez, Computational Optimization and Applications 31, pp. 31-55, 2005], a general class of safeguarded augmented Lagrangian methods is introduced which includes a large number of different methods from the literature. Besides a numerical comparison including 65 different methods, primal-dual global convergence to a KKT point is … Read more

Constraint qualifications and strong global convergence properties of an augmented Lagrangian method on Riemannian manifolds

In the past years, augmented Lagrangian methods have been successfully applied to several classes of non-convex optimization problems, inspiring new developments in both theory and practice. In this paper we bring most of these recent developments from nonlinear programming to the context of optimization on Riemannian manifolds, including equality and inequality constraints. Many research have … Read more

An augmented Lagrangian method exploiting an active-set strategy and second-order information

In this paper, we consider nonlinear optimization problems with nonlinear equality constraints and bound constraints on the variables. For the solution of such problems, many augmented Lagrangian methods have been defined in the literature. Here, we propose to modify one of these algorithms, namely ALGENCAN by Andreani et al., in such a way to incorporate … Read more