Volume 52, Number 1, January–March 2018
|Page(s)||177 - 186|
|Published online||23 April 2018|
Combination of two underestimators for univariate global optimization
LAROMAD, Université Mouloud Mammeri,
Tizi Ouzou, Algeria
2 Laboratoire d’Informatique Theorique Appliquee, IUT de Metz, Université de Lorraine – Metz, Ile du Saulcy, 57045 Metz, France
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 31 January 2018
In this work, we propose a new underestimator in branch and bound algorithm for solving univariate global optimization problems. The new underestimator is a combination of two underestimators, the classical one used in αBB method (see Androulakis et al. [J. Glob. Optim. 7 (1995) 337–3637]) and the quadratic underestimator developed in Hoai An and Ouanes [RAIRO: OR 40 (2006) 285–302]. We show that the new underestimator is tighter than the two underestimators. A convex/concave test is used to accelerate the convergence of the proposed algorithm. The convergence of our algorithm is shown and a set of test problems given in Casado et al. [J. Glob. Optim. 25 (2003) 345–362] are solved efficiently.
Mathematics Subject Classification: 65K05 / 90C30 / 90C34
Key words: Global optimization / αBB method / quadratic underestimator / Branch and Bound
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