A simulationoptimization method: Its convergence and utility Academic Article uri icon


  • An optimization method is given for solving problems where a portion of the explicit mathematical form is unknown but can be evaluated. The solution scheme is an iterative process utilizing optimization and subsystem evaluation. Conditions for the convergence of the iterative process are given. Several published application articles are noted as using this basic methodology. The method is superior to most other numerical optimization procedures. However, the class of problems for which the method is applicable is restricted to problems with enough known structure to generate a convergent iterative procedure. Three numerical examples are given and comparisons made with several other methods of optimizing unknown systems.

published proceedings

  • Naval Research Logistics Quarterly

author list (cited authors)

  • Curry, G. L., & Hartfiel, D. J.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Curry, Guy L||Hartfiel, Darald J

publication date

  • June 1983