Accession Number : AD0840314

Title :   AN IMPROVED GRADIENT ALGORITHM FOR THE SOLUTION OF TWO-POINT BOUNDARY-VALUE PROBLEMS.

Descriptive Note : Thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Battenburg, John Allen

Report Date : JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : The gradient method for solving two-point boundary-value problems is discussed and a modification of the gradient direction is proposed. An algorithm for efficiently determining the step size is also derived. Analytic and numerical examples illustrating the efficiency of the method are presented. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS), (*CONTROL SYSTEMS, CALCULUS OF VARIATIONS), OPTIMIZATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, ITERATIONS, CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, STEEPEST DESCENT METHOD, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, CONVERGENCE, THESES.

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE