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On the convergence of augmented Lagrangian methods for nonlinear semidefinite programming


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  • H. Luo


  • H. Wu


  • G. Chen


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    In this paper, we present new convergence properties of the augmented Lagrangian method for nonlinear semidefinite programs (NSDP). Convergence to the approximately global solutions and optimal values of NSDP is first established for a basic augmented Lagrangian scheme under mild conditions, without requiring the boundedness condition of the multipliers. We then propose four modified augmented Lagrangian methods for NSDP based on different algorithmic strategies. We show that the same convergence of the proposed methods can be ensured under weaker conditions. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. 2012

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Global Optimization.

    Volume (Year): 54 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 3 (November)
    Pages: 599-618

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:jglopt:v:54:y:2012:i:3:p:599-618

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    Keywords: Nonlinear semidefinite program; Modified augmented Lagrangian methods; Convergence to an $${\epsilon}$$ -global solution; Boundedness of multipliers;


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    1. H. Luo & X. Sun & Y. Xu & H. Wu, 2010. "On the convergence properties of modified augmented Lagrangian methods for mathematical programming with complementarity constraints," Journal of Global Optimization, Springer, vol. 46(2), pages 217-232, February.
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    1. Huixian Wu & Hezhi Luo & Xiaodong Ding & Guanting Chen, 2013. "Global convergence of modified augmented Lagrangian methods for nonlinear semidefinite programming," Computational Optimization and Applications, Springer, vol. 56(3), pages 531-558, December.


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