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An SQP method for general nonlinear programs using only equality constrained subproblems. (English) Zbl 0930.90082
Summary: We describe a new version of a sequential equality constrained quadratic programming method for general nonlinear programs with mixed equality and inequality constraints. Compared with an older version of the author [Springer Lect. Notes Control Inf. Sci. 30, 123-141 (1981; Zbl 0453.90085)] it is much simpler to implement and allows any kind of changes of the working set in every step. Our method relies on a strong regularity condition. As far as it is applicable the new approach is superior to conventional SQP-methods, as demonstrated by extensive numerical tests.

90C55 Methods of successive quadratic programming type
90C30 Nonlinear programming
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