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merit_function


Balance goals of reducing objective function and satisfying constraints

Specification

Alias: none

Argument(s): none

Default: argaez_tapia

Child Keywords:

Required/Optional Description of Group Dakota Keyword Dakota Keyword Description
Required
(Choose One)
Merit Function (Group 1) el_bakry El-Bakry merit function
argaez_tapia The merit function by Tapia and Argaez
van_shanno The merit function by Vanderbei and Shanno

Description

A merit_function is a function in constrained optimization that attempts to provide joint progress toward reducing the objective function and satisfying the constraints.