Accession Number : AD0725148

Title :   A Survey of Current Optimization Methods.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Gray,Michael

Report Date : JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : The report surveys a number of optimization methods which can be applied to non-differentiable functions. The methods include both deterministic and non-deterministic approaches to the solution of problems in optimization. The methods are discussed and compared, both in theory and by means of sample problems using computer programs supplied with the report, on the basis of such factors as efficiency, handling of constraints, and termination mechanisms. Some guidelines are offered for selection of techniques and programs most suitable for several types of problems. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OPTIMIZATION, FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS)), (*SEARCH THEORY, OPTIMIZATION), PROBABILITY, TRANSFORMATIONS(MATHEMATICS), COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE