Nonconvex min–max fractional quadratic problems under quadratic constraints: copositive relaxations

Paula Alexandra Amaral, Immanuel M. Bomze

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)


In this paper we address a min–max problem of fractional quadratic (not necessarily convex) over linear functions on a feasible set described by linear and (not necessarily convex) quadratic functions. We propose a conic reformulation on the cone of completely positive matrices. By relaxation, a doubly nonnegative conic formulation is used to provide lower bounds with evidence of very small gaps. It is known that in many solvers using Branch and Bound the optimal solution is obtained in early stages and a heavy computational price is paid in the next iterations to obtain the optimality certificate. To reduce this effort tight lower bounds are crucial. We will show empirical evidence that lower bounds provided by the copositive relaxation are able to substantially speed up a well known solver in obtaining the optimality certificate.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Global Optimization
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Completely positive cone
  • Conic reformulations
  • Copositive cone
  • Lower bounds
  • Min–max fractional quadratic problems


Dive into the research topics of 'Nonconvex min–max fractional quadratic problems under quadratic constraints: copositive relaxations'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this