Recursive Global Minimization by Solution of Boundary Value Problems
Institut Universitaire de France
University of Montpellier, France
We show how to reformulate some well-known minimization algorithms in
term of dynamic systems. Global minimization is then presented through the
solution of over-determined boundary value problem.
The approach requires the knowledge of the infimum.
The approach is validated through the minimization of several
strongly non-convex functionals.
The second part of the talk concerns industrial shape optimization problems.
We present some new aerodynamic applications as well as a new application
for the design of microfluidic devices.
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2002, 15:00-17:00
Place: School of Mathematics, Niavaran Bldg., Niavaran Square, Tehran, Iran