A Sequential Convex Semidefinite Programming Algorithm for Multiple-Load Free Material Optimization

  title={A Sequential Convex Semidefinite Programming Algorithm for Multiple-Load Free Material Optimization},
  author={Michael Stingl and Michal Kocvara and G{\"u}nter Leugering},
A new method for the efficient solution of free material optimization problems is introduced. The method extends the sequential convex programming (SCP) concept to a class of optimization problems with matrix variables. The basic idea of the new method is to approximate the original optimization problem by a sequence of sub-problems, in which nonlinear functions (defined in matrix variables) are approximated by blockseparable, convex functions. The subproblems are semidefinite programs with a… CONTINUE READING


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