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SIPAMPL is an environment for coding semi-infinite programming (SIP) problems. This environment includes a database containing a set of SIP problems that have been collected from the literature and a set of routines. It allows users to code their own SIP problems in AMPL, to use any problem already in the database, and to develop and test any SIP solver.(More)
In this paper we develop, analyze, and test a new algorithm for the global minimization of a function subject to simple bounds without the use of derivatives. The underlying algorithm is a pattern search method, more specifically a coordinate search method, which guarantees convergence to stationary points from arbitrary starting points. In the optional(More)
In practical applications of optimization it is common to have several conflicting objective functions to optimize. Frequently, these functions are subject to noise or can be of black-box type, preventing the use of derivative-based techniques. We propose a novel multiobjective derivative-free methodology, calling it direct multisearch (DMS), which does not(More)
— In this paper we describe how robot trajectory planning can be formulated as a semi-infinite programming (SIP) problem. The formulation as a SIP problem allowed us to treat the problem with one of the three main classes of methods for solving SIP, the discretization class. Two of the robotics trajectory planning problems formulated were coded in the(More)
PSwarm was developed originally for the global optimization of functions without derivatives and where the variables are within upper and lower bounds. The underlying algorithm used is a pattern search method, more specifically a coordinate search method, which guarantees convergence to stationary points from arbitrary starting points. In the (optional)(More)
In this paper, we investigate the use of DC (Difference of Convex functions) models and algorithms in the solution of nonlinear optimization problems by trust-region methods. We consider DC local models for the quadratic model of the objective function used to compute the trust-region step, and apply a primal-dual subgradient method to the solution of the(More)
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