Accession Number : AD0683723

Title :   PRIMAL RESOURCE-DIRECTIVE APPROACHES FOR OPTIMIZING NONLINEAR DECOMPOSABLE SYSTEMS,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Geoffrion,A. M.

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : The optimization of large systems comprised of interrelated subsystems is considered. Three different methods are presented for decentralizing the optimization by partitioning into subsystems and iteratively allocating resources to the subsystems, followed by a coordination procedure. They are the Tangential Approximation method, the Large-Step Subgradient approach, and the Piecewise approach. All can be used with price-directive procedures, but resource-directive optimization has the advantages of primality. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING, OPTIMIZATION), LINEAR PROGRAMMING, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, OPERATIONS RESEARCH, ITERATIONS, ALGORITHMS, ECONOMICS, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, ORGANIZATIONS

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE