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Interval analysis using local optimization


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Alias: nond_local_interval_est

Argument(s): none

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Group 1 sqp

Uses a sequential quadratic programming method for underlying optimization


Uses a nonlinear interior point method for underlying optimization

Optional model_pointer

Identifier for model block to be used by a method


Interval analysis using local methods (local_interval_est). If the problem is amenable to local optimization methods (e.g. can provide derivatives or use finite difference method to calculate derivatives), then one can use one of two local methods to calculate these bounds.

  • sqp
  • nip

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In interval analysis, one assumes that nothing is known about an epistemic uncertain variable except that its value lies somewhere within an interval. In this situation, it is NOT assumed that the value has a uniform probability of occuring within the interval. Instead, the interpretation is that any value within the interval is a possible value or a potential realization of that variable. In interval analysis, the uncertainty quantification problem is one of determining the resulting bounds on the output (defining the output interval) given interval bounds on the inputs. Again, any output response that falls within the output interval is a possible output with no frequency information assigned to it.

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