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Large-Scale Engineering Optimization and Uncertainty Analysis
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merit_function


Balance goals of reducing objective function and satisfying constraints

Specification

Alias: none

Argument(s): none

Default: merit2_squared

Required/Optional Description of Group Dakota Keyword Dakota Keyword Description
Required
(Choose One)
merit function (Group 1) merit_max Nonsmoothed merit function
merit_max_smooth Smoothed merit function
merit1 Nonsmoothed merit function
merit1_smooth Smoothed merit function
merit2 Nonsmoothed merit function
merit2_smooth Smoothed merit function
merit2_squared Nonsmoothed merit function

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.