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Smooth SQP Methods for Mathematical Programs with Nonlinear Complementarity Constraints
 SIAM Journal on Optimization
, 1997
"... Mathematical programs with nonlinear complementarity constraints are reformulated using betterposed but nonsmooth constraints. We introduce a class of functions, parameterized by a real scalar, to approximate these nonsmooth problems by smooth nonlinear programs. This smoothing procedure has the ex ..."
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Mathematical programs with nonlinear complementarity constraints are reformulated using betterposed but nonsmooth constraints. We introduce a class of functions, parameterized by a real scalar, to approximate these nonsmooth problems by smooth nonlinear programs. This smoothing procedure has the extra benefits that it often improves the prospect of feasibility and stability of the constraints of the associated nonlinear programs and their quadratic approximations. We present two globally convergent algorithms based on sequential quadratic programming, SQP, as applied in exact penalty methods for nonlinear programs. Global convergence of the implicit smooth SQP method depends on existence of a lowerlevel nondegenerate (strictly complementary) limit point of the iteration sequence. Global convergence of the explicit smooth SQP method depends on a weaker property, i.e. existence of a limit point at which a generalized constraint qualification holds. We also discuss some practical matter...
On Solving Mathematical Programs With Complementarity Constraints As Nonlinear Programs
, 2002
"... . We investigate the possibility of solving mathematical programs with complementarity constraints (MPCCs) using classical algorithms and procedures from nonlinear programming. Although MPCCs do not satisfy a constraint qualification, we establish sufficient conditions for their Lagrange multiplier ..."
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. We investigate the possibility of solving mathematical programs with complementarity constraints (MPCCs) using classical algorithms and procedures from nonlinear programming. Although MPCCs do not satisfy a constraint qualification, we establish sufficient conditions for their Lagrange multiplier set to be nonempty in two different formulations. MPCCs that have nonempty Lagrange multiplier sets and that satisfy the quadratic growth condition can be approached by the elastic mode with a boundedpenalty parameter. This transformsthe MPCC into a nonlinear program with additional variables that has an isolated stationary point and local minimum at the solution of the original problem, which in turn makes it approachable by a sequential quadratic programming algorithm. The robustness of the elastic mode when applied to MPCCs is demonstrated by several numerical examples. 1. Introduction. Complementarity constraints can be used to model numerous economics or mechanics applications [18, 25]....
QPECgen, a MATLAB generator for mathematical programs with quadratic objectives and affine variational inequality constraints
"... . We describe a technique for generating a special class, called QPEC, of mathematical programs with equilibrium constraints, MPEC. A QPEC is a quadratic MPEC, that is an optimization problem whose objective function is quadratic, firstlevel constraints are linear, and secondlevel (equilibrium) co ..."
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. We describe a technique for generating a special class, called QPEC, of mathematical programs with equilibrium constraints, MPEC. A QPEC is a quadratic MPEC, that is an optimization problem whose objective function is quadratic, firstlevel constraints are linear, and secondlevel (equilibrium) constraints are given by a parametric affine variational inequality or one of its specialisations. The generator, written in MATLAB, allows the user to control different properties of the QPEC and its solution. Options include the proportion of degenerate constraints in both the first and second level, illconditioning, convexity of the objective, monotonicity and symmetry of the secondlevel problem, and so on. We believe these properties may substantially effect efficiency of existing methods for MPEC, and illustrate this numerically by applying several methods to generator test problems. Documentation and relevant codes can be found by visiting http://www.maths.mu.OZ.AU/~danny/qpecgendoc.h...
Complementarity Constraint Qualifications and Simplified BStationarity Conditions for Mathematical Programs with Equilibrium Constraints
, 1998
"... With the aid of some novel complementarity constraint qualifications, we derive some simplied primaldual characterizations of a Bstationary point for a mathematical program with complementarity constraints (MPEC). The approach is based on a locally equivalent piecewise formulation of such a prog ..."
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With the aid of some novel complementarity constraint qualifications, we derive some simplied primaldual characterizations of a Bstationary point for a mathematical program with complementarity constraints (MPEC). The approach is based on a locally equivalent piecewise formulation of such a program near a feasible point. The simplied results, which rely heavily on a careful dissection and improved understanding of the tangent cone of the feasible region of the program, bypass the combinatorial characterization that is intrinsic to Bstationarity.
The bilevel programming problem: reformulations, constraint qualifications and optimality conditions
, 2010
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A Sequential NCP Algorithm for Solving Equilibrium Problems with Equilibrium Constraints
"... Abstract. This paper studies algorithms for equilibrium problems with equilibrium constraints (EPECs). We present a generalization of Scholtes’s regularization scheme for MPECs and extend his convergence results to this new relaxation method. We propose a sequential nonlinear complementarity (SNCP) ..."
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Abstract. This paper studies algorithms for equilibrium problems with equilibrium constraints (EPECs). We present a generalization of Scholtes’s regularization scheme for MPECs and extend his convergence results to this new relaxation method. We propose a sequential nonlinear complementarity (SNCP) algorithm to solve EPECs and establish the convergence of this algorithm. We present numerical results comparing the SNCP algorithm and diagonalization (nonlinear GaussSeidel and nonlinear Jacobi) methods on randomly generated EPEC test problems. The computational experience to date shows that both the SNCP algorithm and the nonlinear GaussSeidel method outperform the nonlinear Jacobi method. 1
ON OPTIMALITY CONDITIONS IN CONTROL OF ELLIPTIC VARIATIONAL INEQUALITIES
"... 2008 On optimality conditions in control of elliptic variational inequalities ∗ ..."
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2008 On optimality conditions in control of elliptic variational inequalities ∗
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"... Abstract. In this paper, we investigate the application of feasible direction method for an optimistic nonlinear bilevel programming problem. The convex lower level problem of an optimistic nonlinear bilevel programming problem is replaced by relaxed KKT conditions. The feasible direction method dev ..."
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Abstract. In this paper, we investigate the application of feasible direction method for an optimistic nonlinear bilevel programming problem. The convex lower level problem of an optimistic nonlinear bilevel programming problem is replaced by relaxed KKT conditions. The feasible direction method developed by Topkis and Veinott [22] is applied to the auxiliary problem to get a Bouligand stationary point for an optimistic bilevel programming problem. (1.1) 1.
for Applied Analysis
, 2009
"... Strong stationary solutions to equilibrium problems with equilibrium constraints with applications to an electricity spot market model ..."
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Strong stationary solutions to equilibrium problems with equilibrium constraints with applications to an electricity spot market model