Accession Number : AD0782136

Title :   Heuristics for Global Optimization of Constrained Nonlinear Programs.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 73-May 74,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Hartman,James K.

Report Date : MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The author considers the problem of finding the global solution to non-convex nonlinear programs which may have local solutions distinct from the global solution. Several heuristic methods are proposed. The advantage and disadvantages of heuristic methods as compared with algorithmic methods are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Nonlinear programming, Convex sets, Computations, Algorithms, Optimization, Heuristic methods

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE