Accession Number : ADP000070

Title :   A Barrier Form of the Method of Multipliers,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IN SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Root,R. R. ; Ragsdell,K. M.

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Transformation or penalty function techniques have enjoyed wide popularity for solving nonlinear programming problems in recent years. There have been many methods of this class proposed, among them being the Method of Multipliers. In this paper we develop a barrier penalty function which incorporates penalty multipliers similar to those used in the Method of Multipliers. Two formulae for updating these multipliers are derived and numerical results are presented comparing both multiplier updating schemes with a conventional barrier penalty function algorithm. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Nonlinear programming, *Mechanical engineering, *Structural mechanics, Problem solving, Barriers, Multiplication, Transformations(Mathematics), Penalties, Functions(Mathematics), Formulas(Mathematics), Numerical analysis, Optimization

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE