The Utility of Nonlinear Programming Algorithms: A Comparative Study—Part II

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E. Sandgren

IBM Corporation, Lexington, Ky.

K. M. Ragsdell

School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

J. Mech. Des 102(3), 547-551 (Jul 01, 1980) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3254783 History: Received July 01, 1979; Online November 17, 2009


A comprehensive comparative study of nonlinear programming algorithms, as applied to problems in engineering design, is presented. Linear approximation methods, interior penalty and exterior penalty methods were tested on a set of thirty problems and are rated on their ability to solve problems within a reasonable amount of computational time. In this paper, we give and discuss numerical results and algorithm performance curves.

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