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Gradient-based methods

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As its name means, gradient-based methods need the gradient of objective functions to design variables. The evaluation of gradient can be achieved by finite difference method, [linearized method] or adjoint method. Both finite difference method and linearized method has a time-cost proportional to the number of design variables and not suitable for design optimization with a large number of design variables. Apart from that, finite difference method has a notorious disadvantage of subtraction cancellation and is not recommended for practical design application.

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