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SNOPT: An SQP Algorithm For LargeScale Constrained Optimization
, 2002
"... Sequential quadratic programming (SQP) methods have proved highly effective for solving constrained optimization problems with smooth nonlinear functions in the objective and constraints. Here we consider problems with general inequality constraints (linear and nonlinear). We assume that first deriv ..."
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Sequential quadratic programming (SQP) methods have proved highly effective for solving constrained optimization problems with smooth nonlinear functions in the objective and constraints. Here we consider problems with general inequality constraints (linear and nonlinear). We assume that first derivatives are available, and that the constraint gradients are sparse. We discuss
Sequential Quadratic Programming
, 1995
"... this paper we examine the underlying ideas of the SQP method and the theory that establishes it as a framework from which effective algorithms can ..."
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this paper we examine the underlying ideas of the SQP method and the theory that establishes it as a framework from which effective algorithms can
Tits, User’s Guide for CFSQP Version 2.5: A C Code for Solving (Large Scale) Constrained Nonlinear (Minimax) Optimization Problems, Generating Iterates Satisfying All Inequality Constraints
, 1997
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On Combining Feasibility, Descent and Superlinear Convergence in Inequality Constrained Optimization
 Mathematical Programming
, 1993
"... . Extension of quasiNewton techniques from unconstrained to constrained optimization via Sequential Quadratic Programming (SQP) presents several difficulties. Among these are the possible inconsistency, away from the solution, of first order approximations to the constraints, resulting in infeasibi ..."
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. Extension of quasiNewton techniques from unconstrained to constrained optimization via Sequential Quadratic Programming (SQP) presents several difficulties. Among these are the possible inconsistency, away from the solution, of first order approximations to the constraints, resulting in infeasibility of the quadratic programs; and the task of selecting a suitable merit function, to induce global convergence. In the case of inequality constrained optimization, both of these difficulties disappear if the algorithm is forced to generate iterates that all satisfy the constraints, and that yield monotonically decreasing objective function values. (Feasibility of the successive iterates is in fact required in many contexts such as in realtime applications or when the objective function is not well defined outside the feasible set). It has been recently shown that this can be achieved while preserving local twostep superlinear convergence. In this note, the essential ingredients for an S...
A Computationally Efficient Feasible Sequential Quadratic Programming Algorithm
 SIAM Journal on Optimization
, 2001
"... . A sequential quadratic programming (SQP) algorithm generating feasible iterates is described and analyzed. What distinguishes this algorithm from previous feasible SQP algorithms proposed by various authors is a reduction in the amount of computation required to generate a new iterate while the pr ..."
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. A sequential quadratic programming (SQP) algorithm generating feasible iterates is described and analyzed. What distinguishes this algorithm from previous feasible SQP algorithms proposed by various authors is a reduction in the amount of computation required to generate a new iterate while the proposed scheme still enjoys the same global and fast local convergence properties. A preliminary implementation has been tested and some promising numerical results are reported. Key words. sequential quadratic programming, SQP, feasible iterates, feasible SQP, FSQP AMS subject classifications. 49M37, 65K05, 65K10, 90C30, 90C53 PII. S1052623498344562 1.
Dealing with textureless regions and specular highlights — a progressive space carving scheme using a novel photoconsistency measure
 In Int. Conf. Computer Vision
, 2003
"... We present two extensions to the Space Carving framework. The first is a progressive scheme to better reconstruct surfaces lacking sufficient textures. The second is a novel photoconsistency measure that is valid for both specular and diffuse surfaces, under unknown lighting conditions. 1 ..."
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We present two extensions to the Space Carving framework. The first is a progressive scheme to better reconstruct surfaces lacking sufficient textures. The second is a novel photoconsistency measure that is valid for both specular and diffuse surfaces, under unknown lighting conditions. 1
Failure of global convergence for a class of interior point methods for nonlinear programming
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Integrating SQP and branchandbound for Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming
 Computational Optimization and Applications
, 1998
"... This paper considers the solution of Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming (MINLP) problems. Classical methods for the solution of MINLP problems decompose the problem by separating the nonlinear part from the integer part. This approach is largely due to the existence of packaged software for solving ..."
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This paper considers the solution of Mixed Integer Nonlinear Programming (MINLP) problems. Classical methods for the solution of MINLP problems decompose the problem by separating the nonlinear part from the integer part. This approach is largely due to the existence of packaged software for solving Nonlinear Programming (NLP) and Mixed Integer Linear Programming problems. In contrast, an integrated approach to solving MINLP problems is considered here. This new algorithm is based on branchandbound, but does not require the NLP problem at each node to be solved to optimality. Instead, branching is allowed after each iteration of the NLP solver. In this way, the nonlinear part of the MINLP problem is solved whilst searching the tree. The nonlinear solver that is considered in this paper is a Sequential Quadratic Programming solver. A numerical comparison of the new method with nonlinear branchandbound is presented and a factor of about 3 improvement over branchandbound is observed...
Efficient numerical methods for nonlinear mpc and moving horizon estimation
, 2008
"... exploitation This overview paper reviews numerical methods for solution of optimal control problems in realtime, as they arise in nonlinear model predictive control (NMPC) as well as in moving horizon estimation (MHE). In the first part, we review numerical optimal control solution methods, focussi ..."
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exploitation This overview paper reviews numerical methods for solution of optimal control problems in realtime, as they arise in nonlinear model predictive control (NMPC) as well as in moving horizon estimation (MHE). In the first part, we review numerical optimal control solution methods, focussing exclusively on a discrete time setting. We discuss several algorithmic ”building blocks ” that can be combined to a multitude of algorithms. We start by discussing the sequential and simultaneous approaches, the first leading to smaller, the second to more structured optimization problems. The two big families of Newton type optimization methods, Sequential Quadratic Programming (SQP) and Interior Point (IP) methods, are presented, and we discuss how to exploit the optimal control structure in the solution of the linearquadratic subproblems, where the two major alternatives are “condensing ” and band structure exploiting approaches. The second part of the paper discusses how the algorithms can be adapted to the realtime challenge of NMPC and MHE. We recall an important sensitivity result from parametric optimization, and show that a tangential solution predictor for online data can easily be generated in Newton type algorithms. We point out one important difference between SQP and IP methods: while both methods are able to generate the tangential predictor for fixed active sets, the SQP predictor even works across active set changes. We then classify many proposed realtime optimization approaches from the literature into the developed categories.
On the convergence of a sequential quadratic programming method with an augmented Lagrangian line search function
 Math. Operstionsforschung und Statistik, Ser. Optimization
, 1983
"... Sequential quadratic programming (SQP) methods are widely used for solving practical optimization problems, especially in structural mechanics. The general structure of SQP methods is briefly introduced and it is shown how these methods can be adapted to distributed computing. However, SQP methods a ..."
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Sequential quadratic programming (SQP) methods are widely used for solving practical optimization problems, especially in structural mechanics. The general structure of SQP methods is briefly introduced and it is shown how these methods can be adapted to distributed computing. However, SQP methods are sensitive subject to errors in function and gradient evaluations. Typically they break down with an error message reporting that the line search cannot be terminated successfully. In these cases, a new nonmonotone line search is activated. In case of noisy function values, a drastic improvement of the performance is achieved compared to the version with monotone line search. Numerical results are presented for a set of more than 300 standard test examples.