Decrease of the Penalty Parameter in Differentiable Penalty Function Methods


We propose a simple modification to the differentiable penalty methods for solving nonlinear programming problems. This modification decreases the penalty parameter and the ill-conditioning of the penalty method and leads to a faster convergence to the optimal solution. We extend the modification to the augmented Lagrangian method and report some numerical results on several nonlinear programming test problems, showing the effectiveness of the proposed approach.

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Shandiz, R. and Tohidi, E. (2011) Decrease of the Penalty Parameter in Differentiable Penalty Function Methods. Theoretical Economics Letters, 1, 8-14. doi: 10.4236/tel.2011.11003.

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