A Boolean Local Improvement Method for General Discrete Optimization Problems

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Peng Lu

IBM Toronto Laboratory, North York, Ontario, Canada M3C 1W3

J. N. Siddall

Department of Mechanical Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4L7

J. Mech. Des 115(4), 776-783 (Dec 01, 1993) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.2919268 History: Received October 01, 1992; Online June 02, 2008


The paper proposes a new approach to solving the discrete design optimization problem by combining Boolean logic methods with conventional nonlinear optimization. A continuous variable optimum is first found, and then the Boolean method searches the local region for the discrete variable optimum.

Copyright © 1993 by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Topics: Optimization
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