A relaxed quasinormality condition and the boundedness of dual augmented Lagrangian sequences

Global convergence of augmented Lagrangian methods to a first-order stationary point is well-known to hold under considerably weak constraint qualifications. In particular, several constant rank-type conditions have been introduced for this purpose which turned out to be relevant also beyond this scope. In this paper we show that in fact under these conditions the sequence … Read more

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