A Brief History of Filter Methods

We consider the question of global convergence of iterative methods for nonlinear programming problems. Traditionally, penalty functions have been used to enforce global convergence. In this paper we review a recent alternative, so-called filter methods. Instead of combing the objective and constraint violation into a single function, filter methods view nonlinear optimization as a biobjective … Read more

Iterative Solution of Augmented Systems Arising in Interior Methods

Iterative methods are proposed for certain augmented systems of linear equations that arise in interior methods for general nonlinear optimization. Interior methods define a sequence of KKT equations that represent the symmetrized (but indefinite) equations associated with Newton’s method for a point satisfying the perturbed optimality conditions. These equations involve both the primal and dual … Read more