International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences

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Volume 3, Issue 7  (July 2016), Pages:  89-93

Title: A note on non‐smooth programming problems

Authors:  Mohammad Mehdi Mazarei *, Ali Vahidian Kamyad, Ali Asghar Behroozpoor


Department of Applied Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, International Campus, Mashhad, Iran

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In this paper, we introduce a new approach to obtain a novel numerical solution of nonlinear programming problems (NLP) which the objective function (functions) or constraint function (functions) are non-smooth ones. This technique is based on a new piecewise linearization approach. In fact, we transfer the nonlinear programming problem (NLP) to a variational problem that would reduce the new approximated problem to a linear programming problem (LP). Then, the approximated solution of the original problem would be obtained by the LP problem. Finally, numerical examples are given to show the efficiency of the proposed approach. 

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Keywords: Nonlinear programming, Linear programming, Piecewise linearization, Non-smooth function

Article History: Received 15 June 2016, Received in revised form 29 July 2016, Accepted 30 July 2016

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Mazarei MM, Vahidian Kamyad A, Behroozpoor AS (2016). A note on non‐smooth programming problems. International Journal of Advanced and Applied Sciences, 3(7): 89-93


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