Unifying abstract inexact convergence theorems and block coordinate variable metric iPiano

An abstract convergence theorem for a class of generalized descent methods that explicitly models relative errors is proved. The convergence theorem generalizes and unifies several recent abstract convergence theorems. It is applicable to possibly non-smooth and non-convex lower semi-continuous functions that satisfy the Kurdyka–Lojasiewicz (KL) inequality, which comprises a huge class of problems. Most of … Read more

An extension of the projected gradient method to a Banach space setting with application in structural topology optimization

For the minimization of a nonlinear cost functional under convex constraints the relaxed projected gradient process is a well known method. The analysis is classically performed in a Hilbert space. We generalize this method to functionals which are differentiable in a Banach space. The search direction is calculated by a quadratic approximation of the cost … Read more