Optimization Methods

  • Olivier Pironneau
Part of the Springer Series in Computational Physics book series (SCIENTCOMP)


In this chapter we review the classical algorithms of optimization which are used in the numerical solution of shape design problems. For unconstrained minimization problems, the most widely used algorithm is the conjugate gradient method; however, it is best to begin with the method of steepest descent and Newton’s method.


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Olivier Pironneau
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  1. 1.Centre Scientifique et Polytechnique, Departement de MathematiquesUniversite Paris-NordVilletaneuseFrance

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