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A Pattern Search Filter Method for Nonlinear Programming without Derivatives
This paper formulates and analyzes a pattern search method for general constrained optimization based on filter methods for step acceptance. Roughly, a filter method accepts a step that either improves the objective function ...
Analysis of Generalized Pattern Searches
This paper contains a new convergence analysis for the Lewis and Torczon generalized pattern search (GPS) class of methods for unconstrained and linearly constrained optimization. This analysis is motivated by a desire to ...
Mixed Variable Optimization of the Number and Composition of Heat Intercepts in a Thermal Insulation System
In the literature, thermal insulation systems with a fixed number of heat intercepts have been optimized with respect to intercept locations and temperatures. The number of intercepts and the types of insulators that ...