In this paper, we explore a unified way to construct smoothing functions for solving the absolute value equation associated with second-order cone (SOCAVE). Numerical comparisons are presented, which illustrate what kinds of smoothing functions work well along with the smoothing Newton algorithm. In particular, the numerical experiments show that the well known loss function widely used in engineering community is the worst one among the constructed smoothing functions, which indicates that the other proposed smoothing functions can be employed for solving engineering problems.
In this article, we extend two classes of merit functions for the second-order complementarity problem (SOCP) to infinite-dimensional SOCP. These two classes of merit functions include several popular merit functions, which are used in nonlinear complementarity problem, (NCP)/(SDCP) semidefinite complementarity problem, and SOCP, as special cases. We give conditions under which the infinite-dimensional SOCP has a unique solution and show that all these merit functions provide an error bound for infinite-dimensional SOCP and have bounded level sets. These results are very useful for designing solution methods for infinite-dimensional SOCP.
It is well known that second-order cone (SOC) programming can be regarded as a special case of positive semidefinite programming using the arrow matrix. This paper further studies the relationship between SOCs and positive semidefinite matrix cones. In particular, we explore the relationship to expressions regarding distance, projection, tangent cone, normal cone and the KKT system. Understanding these relationships will help us see the connection and difference between the SOC and its PSD reformulation more clearly.
In this paper, we study the existence of local and global saddle points for nonlinear second-order cone programming problems. The existence of local saddle points is developed by using the second-order sufficient conditions, in which a sigma-term is added to reflect the curvature of second-order cone. Furthermore, by dealing with the perturbation of the primal problem, we establish the existence of global saddle points, which can be applicable for the case of multiple optimal solutions. The close relationship between global saddle points and exact penalty representations are discussed as well.
Consider the single-facility Euclidean -centrum location problem in R n. This problem is a generalization of the classical Euclidean 1-median problem and 1-center problem. In this paper, we develop two efficient algorithms that are particularly suitable for problems where n is large by using unconstrained optimization techniques. The first algorithm is based on the neural networks smooth approximation for the plus function and reduces the problem to an unconstrained smooth convex minimization problem. The second algorithm is based on the FischerBurmeister merit function for the second-order cone complementarity problem and transforms the KKT system of the second-order cone programming reformulation for the problem into an unconstrained smooth minimization problem. Our computational experiments indicate that both methods are extremely efficient for large problems and the first algorithm is able to
In this paper, we study the properties of the penalized Fischer-Burmeister (FB) second-order cone (SOC) complementarity function. We show that the function possesses similar desirable properties of the FB SOC complementarity function for local convergence; for example, with the function the second-order cone complementarity problem (SOCCP) can be reformulated as a (strongly) semismooth system of equations, and the corresponding nonsmooth Newton method has local quadratic convergence without strict complementarity of solutions. In addition, the penalized FB merit function has bounded level sets under a rather weak condition which can be satisfied by strictly feasible monotone SOCCPs or SOCCPs with the Cartesian <i>R</i> <sub>01</sub>-property, although it is not continuously differentiable. Numerical results are included to illustrate the theoretical considerations.
This paper is devoted to the study of the proximal point algorithm for solving monotone second-order cone complementarity problems. The proximal point algorithm is to generate a sequence by solving subproblems that are regularizations of the original problem. After given an appropriate criterion for approximate solutions of subproblems by adopting a merit function, the proximal point algorithm is verified to have global and superlinear convergence properties. For the purpose of solving the subproblems efficiently, we introduce a generalized Newton method and show that only one Newton step is eventually needed to obtain a desired approximate solution that approximately satisfies the appropriate criterion under mild conditions. Numerical comparisons are also made with the derivative-free descent method used by Pan and Chen (Optimization 59:11731197, 2010), which confirm the theoretical results
The circular cone is not self-dual under the standard inner product and includes second-order cone as a special case. In this paper, we focus on the monotonicity of and circular cone monotonicity of <i>f</i>. Their relationship is discussed as well. Our results show that the angle <i></i> plays a different role in these two concepts.
The SOC-monotone function (respectively, SOC-convex function) is a scalar valued function that induces a map to preserve the monotone order (respectively, the convex order), when imposed on the spectral factorization of vectors associated with second-order cones (SOCs) in general Hilbert spaces. In this paper, we provide the sufficient and necessary characterizations for the two classes of functions, and particularly establish that the set of continuous SOC-monotone (respectively, SOC-convex) functions coincides with that of continuous matrix monotone (respectively, matrix convex) functions of order 2.
In this paper, we consider a type of cone-constrained convex program in finite-dimensional space, and are interested in characterization of the solution set of this convex program with the help of the Lagrange multiplier. We establish necessary conditions for a feasible point being an optimal solution. Moreover, some necessary conditions and sufficient conditions are established which simplifies the corresponding results in Jeyakumar et al. (J Optim Theory Appl 123(1), 83103, 2004). In particular, when the cone reduces to three specific cones, that is, the p -order cone, p cone and circular cone, we show that the obtained results can be achieved by easier ways by exploiting the special structure of those three cones.