RESEARCH PAPERS: Design Automation Papers

A Space-Effective Direct Search Algorithm and Observations on the Golden Section

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M. A. Townsend

University of Virginia, Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Charlottesville, Va. 22901

C. E. Zarak

Vanderbilt University, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Nashville, Tenn. 37235

J. Mech., Trans., and Automation 105(2), 171-173 (Jun 01, 1983) (3 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3258504 History: Received June 09, 1982; Online November 19, 2009


It is demonstrated that substantial savings in the computer storage space and calculation can be effected by a close inspection of the subsearch phase of a multivariate optimization algorithm. This is particularly important in implementing algorithms on small computers. A significant compaction of the golden section search is developed. Coincidentally, it is found that the actual bracketing and convergence properties are better than those conventionally used in the literature.

Copyright © 1983 by ASME
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