An Exact Penalty Global Optimization Approach for Mixed-Integer Programming Problems

In this work, we propose a global optimization approach for mixed-integer programming problems. To this aim, we preliminarily de ne an exact penalty algorithm model for globally solving general problems and we show its convergence properties. Then, we describe a particular version of the algorithm that solves mixed integer problems. Citation DIS Technical Report n. 17, … Read more

A Gauss-Newton approach for solving constrained optimization problems using differentiable exact penalties

We propose a Gauss-Newton-type method for nonlinear constrained optimization using the exact penalty introduced recently by Andre and Silva for variational inequalities. We extend their penalty function to both equality and inequality constraints using a weak regularity assumption, and as a result, we obtain a continuously differentiable exact penalty function and a new reformulation of … Read more

Exact Penalty Functions for Nonlinear Integer Programming Problems

In this work, we study exact continuous reformulations of nonlinear integer programming problems. To this aim, we preliminarily state conditions to guarantee the equivalence between pairs of general nonlinear problems. Then, we prove that optimal solutions of a nonlinear integer programming problem can be obtained by using various exact penalty formulations of the original problem … Read more

Iteration-complexity of first-order penalty methods

This paper considers a special but broad class of convex programing (CP) problems whose feasible region is a simple compact convex set intersected with the inverse image of a closed convex cone under an affine transformation. We study two first-order penalty methods for solving the above class of problems, namely: the quadratic penalty method and … Read more

Interior Methods for Mathematical Programs with Complementarity Constraints

This paper studies theoretical and practical properties of interior-penalty methods for mathematical programs with complementarity constraints. A framework for implementing these methods is presented, and the need for adaptive penalty update strategies is motivated with examples. The algorithm is shown to be globally convergent to strongly stationary points, under standard assumptions. These results are then … Read more

A new exact penalty function

For constrained smooth or nonsmooth optimization problems, new continuously differentiable penalty functions are derived. They are proved exact in the sense that under some nondegeneracy assumption, local optimizers of a nonlinear program are precisely the optimizers of the associated penalty function. This is achieved by augmenting the dimension of the program by a variable that … Read more

A truncated SQP algorithm for solving nonconvex equality constrained optimization problems

An algorithm for solving equality constrained optimization problems is proposed. It can deal with nonconvex functions and uses a truncated conjugate algorithm for detecting nonconvexity. The algorithm ensures convergence from remote starting point by using line-search. Numerical experiments are reported, comparing the approach with the one implemented in the trust region codes ETR and Knitro. … Read more