We describe a specialization of the primal truncated Newton algorithm for solving nonlinear optimization problems on networks with gains. The algorithm and its implementation are able to capitalize on the special structure of the constraints. Extensive computational tests show that the algorithm is capable of solving very large problems. Testing of numerous tactical issues are described, including maximal basis, projected line search, and pivot strategies. Comparisons with NLPNET, a nonlinear network code, and MINOS, a general-purpose nonlinear programming code, are also included.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Mathematics