State-defect constraint pairing graph coarsening method for Karush-Kuhn-Tucker matrices arising in orthogonal collocation methods for optimal control Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • 2016, Springer Science+Business Media New York. A state-defect constraint pairing graph coarsening method is described for improving computational efficiency during the numerical factorization of large sparse KarushKuhnTucker matrices that arise from the discretization of optimal control problems via an LegendreGaussRadau orthogonal collocation method. The method takes advantage of the particular sparse structure of the KarushKuhnTucker matrix that arises from the orthogonal collocation method. The state-defect constraint pairing graph coarsening method pairs each component of the state with its corresponding defect constraint and forces paired rows to be adjacent in the reordered KarushKuhnTucker matrix. Aggregate state-defect constraint pairing results are presented using a wide variety of benchmark optimal control problems where it is found that the proposed state-defect constraint pairing graph coarsening method significantly reduces both the number of delayed pivots and the number of floating point operations and increases the computational efficiency by performing more floating point operations per unit time. It is then shown that the state-defect constraint pairing graph coarsening method is less effective on KarushKuhnTucker matrices arising from LegendreGaussRadau collocation when the optimal control problem contains state and control equality path constraints because such matrices may have delayed pivots that correspond to both defect and path constraints. An alternate graph coarsening method that employs maximal matching is then used to attempt to further reduce the number of delayed pivots. It is found, however, that this alternate graph coarsening method provides no further advantage over the state-defect constraint pairing graph coarsening method.

published proceedings

  • COMPUTATIONAL OPTIMIZATION AND APPLICATIONS

author list (cited authors)

  • Cannataro, B. S., Rao, A. V., & Davis, T. A.

complete list of authors

  • Cannataro, Begum Senses||Rao, Anil V||Davis, Timothy A

publication date

  • January 1, 2016 11:11 AM