Global minimization using an Augmented Lagrangian method with variable lower-level constraints
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Ernesto G. Birgin , et al.
A novel global optimization method based on an Augmented Lagrangian framework is introduced for continuous constrained nonlinear optimization problems. At each outer iteration k the method requires the εk-global minimization of the Augmented Lagrangian with simple constraints, where εk → ε. Global convergence to an ε-global minimizer of the original problem is proved. The subproblems are solved using the αBB method. Numerical experiments are presented.