A semidefinite programming approach for the projection onto the cone of negative semidefinite symmetric tensors with applications to solid mechanics

We propose an algorithm for computing the projection of a symmetric second-order tensor onto the cone of negative semidefinite symmetric tensors with respect to the inner product defined by an assigned positive definite symmetric fourth-order tensor C. The projection problem is written as a semidefinite programming problem and an algorithm based on a primal-dual path-following … Read more

A Preconditioned Iterative Interior Point Approach to the Conic Bundle Subproblem

The conic bundle implementation of the spectral bundle method for large scale semidefinite programming solves in each iteration a semidefinite quadratic subproblem by an interior point approach. For larger cutting model sizes the limiting operation is collecting and factorizing a Schur complement of the primal-dual KKT system. We explore possibilities to improve on this by … Read more

A projection algorithm based on KKT conditions for convex quadratic semidefinite programming with nonnegative constraints

The dual form of convex quadratic semidefinite programming (CQSDP) problem, with nonnegative constraints, is a 4-block separable convex optimization problem. It is known that,the directly extended 4-block alternating direction method of multipliers (ADMM4d) is very efficient to solve the dual, but its convergence is not guaranteed. In this paper, we reformulate the dual as a … Read more

Convergent Prediction-Correction-based ADMM for multi-block separable convex programming

The direct extension of the classic alternating direction method with multipliers (ADMMe) to the multi-block separable convex optimization problem is not necessarily convergent, though it often performs very well in practice. In order to preserve the numerical advantages of ADMMe and obtain convergence, many modified ADMM were proposed by correcting the output of ADMMe or … Read more