Optimization Concepts and Applications in Engineering

Author: Ashok D. Belegundu
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521878462
Format: PDF
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In this revised and enhanced second edition of Optimization Concepts and Applications in Engineering, the already robust pedagogy has been enhanced with more detailed explanations, an increased number of solved examples and end-of-chapter problems. The source codes are now available free on multiple platforms. It is vitally important to meet or exceed previous quality and reliability standards while at the same time reducing resource consumption. This textbook addresses this critical imperative integrating theory, modeling, the development of numerical methods, and problem solving, thus preparing the student to apply optimization to real-world problems. This text covers a broad variety of optimization problems using: unconstrained, constrained, gradient, and non-gradient techniques; duality concepts; multiobjective optimization; linear, integer, geometric, and dynamic programming with applications; and finite element-based optimization. It is ideal for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses and for practising engineers in all engineering disciplines, as well as in applied mathematics.

Optimization Concepts and Applications in Engineering

Author: Ashok D. Belegundu
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107674172
Format: PDF
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It is vitally important to meet or exceed previous quality and reliability standards while at the same time reducing resource consumption. This textbook addresses this critical imperative integrating theory, modeling, the development of numerical methods, and problem solving, thus preparing the student to apply optimization to real-world problems. This text covers a broad variety of optimization problems using: unconstrained, constrained, gradient, and non-gradient techniques; duality concepts; multiobjective optimization; linear, integer, geometric, and dynamic programming with applications; and finite element-based optimization. In this revised and enhanced second edition of Optimization Concepts and Applications in Engineering, the already robust pedagogy has been enhanced with more detailed explanations, an increased number of solved examples and end-of-chapter problems. The source codes are now available free on multiple platforms. It is ideal for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses and for practicing engineers in all engineering disciplines, as well as in applied mathematics.

Optimization Concepts and Applications in Engineering

Author: Ashok D. Belegundu
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN:
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"This book presents theory and algorithms for optimization together with applications. Algorithms are discussed in detail with respect to implementation aspects and are accompanied by computer programs. The software parallels the presentation in the text. The software helps in the solution of practical problems with several variables and can be integrated with the user's simulation programs. A variety of optimization techniques are included. The book serves as a text in a course on Engineering Optimization, Nonlinear Programming, or Structural Optimization. The book is intended to be a textbook for graduate students and senior undergraduates and also a learning resource for practicing engineers."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Optimization Concepts and Applications in Engineering Preliminary concepts 2 One dimensional unconstrained minimization 3 Unconstrained optimization 4 Linear programming 5 Constrained minimization 6 Penalty functions duality and geometric programming 7 Direct search methods for nonlinear optimization 8 Multiobjective optimization 9 Integer and discrete programming 10 Dynamic programming 11 Optimization applications for transportation assignment and network problems 12 Finite element based optimization

Author: Ashok D. Belegundu
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781139042482
Format: PDF, Docs
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"It is vitally important to meet or exceed previous quality and reliability standards while at the same time reducing resource consumption. This textbook addresses this critical imperative integrating theory, modeling, the development of numerical methods, and problem solving, thus preparing the student to apply optimization to real-world problems. This text covers a broad variety of optimization problems using the following: unconstrained, constrained, gradient, and nongradient techniques; duality concepts; multiobjective optimization; linear, integer, geometric, and dynamic programming with applications; and finite element based optimization. In this revised and enhanced second edition of Optimization Concepts and Applications in Engineering, the already robust pedagogy has been enhanced with more detailed explanations, an increased number of solved examples and end-of-chapter problems. The source codes are now available free on multiple platforms. It is ideal for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses and for practicing engineers in all engineering disciplines, as well as in applied mathematics"--

Engineering Optimization

Author: R. Russell Rhinehart
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118936310
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An Application-Oriented Introduction to Essential Optimization Concepts and Best Practices Optimization is an inherent human tendency that gained new life after the advent of calculus; now, as the world grows increasingly reliant on complex systems, optimization has become both more important and more challenging than ever before. Engineering Optimization provides a practically-focused introduction to modern engineering optimization best practices, covering fundamental analytical and numerical techniques throughout each stage of the optimization process. Although essential algorithms are explained in detail, the focus lies more in the human function: how to create an appropriate objective function, choose decision variables, identify and incorporate constraints, define convergence, and other critical issues that define the success or failure of an optimization project. Examples, exercises, and homework throughout reinforce the author’s “do, not study” approach to learning, underscoring the application-oriented discussion that provides a deep, generic understanding of the optimization process that can be applied to any field. Providing excellent reference for students or professionals, Engineering Optimization: Describes and develops a variety of algorithms, including gradient based (such as Newton’s, and Levenberg-Marquardt), direct search (such as Hooke-Jeeves, Leapfrogging, and Particle Swarm), along with surrogate functions for surface characterization Provides guidance on optimizer choice by application, and explains how to determine appropriate optimizer parameter values Details current best practices for critical stages of specifying an optimization procedure, including decision variables, defining constraints, and relationship modeling Provides access to software and Visual Basic macros for Excel on the companion website, along with solutions to examples presented in the book Clear explanations, explicit equation derivations, and practical examples make this book ideal for use as part of a class or self-study, assuming a basic understanding of statistics, calculus, computer programming, and engineering models. Anyone seeking best practices for “making the best choices” will find value in this introductory resource.

Introduction to Finite Elements in Engineering

Author: Tirupathi R. Chandrupatla
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780273763680
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This work provides an integrated approach to finite element methodologies. The development of finite element theory is combined with examples and exercises involving engineering applications.

Applied Optimization

Author: Ross Baldick
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107394082
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The starting point in the formulation of any numerical problem is to take an intuitive idea about the problem in question and to translate it into precise mathematical language. This book provides step-by-step descriptions of how to formulate numerical problems and develops techniques for solving them. A number of engineering case studies motivate the development of efficient algorithms that involve, in some cases, transformation of the problem from its initial formulation into a more tractable form. Five general problem classes are considered: linear systems of equations, non-linear systems of equations, unconstrained optimization, equality-constrained optimization and inequality-constrained optimization. The book contains many worked examples and homework exercises and is suitable for students of engineering or operations research taking courses in optimization. Supplementary material including solutions, lecture slides and appendices are available online at www.cambridge.org/9780521855648.

Design Optimization

Author: John Gero
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0323156525
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Design Optimization deals with the application of the ideas of optimization to design, taking as its central theme the notion that design can be treated as a goal-seeking, decision-making activity. Emphasis is on design optimization rather than on optimization techniques. This book consists of nine chapters, each focusing on a particular class of design optimization and demonstrating how design optimization problems are formulated and solved. The applications range from architecture and structural engineering to mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, building design and layout, and siting policy. The first five chapters are all concerned with design problems where it is convenient to express the goals in a single objective or criterion to be optimized. In particular, optimal space planning and shape optimization of structures are discussed, along with approximation concepts for optimum structural design; application of nonlinear programming to design; and generalized Steiner network problems in engineering design. The last four chapters focus on multicriteria programming; multicriteria optimization for engineering and architectural design; and a system for integrated optimal design. This monograph will be of interest to designers and others concerned with the use of optimization concepts and tools in design optimization.

Surrogate Based Modeling and Optimization

Author: Slawomir Koziel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461475511
Format: PDF, Docs
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Contemporary engineering design is heavily based on computer simulations. Accurate, high-fidelity simulations are used not only for design verification but, even more importantly, to adjust parameters of the system to have it meet given performance requirements. Unfortunately, accurate simulations are often computationally very expensive with evaluation times as long as hours or even days per design, making design automation using conventional methods impractical. These and other problems can be alleviated by the development and employment of so-called surrogates that reliably represent the expensive, simulation-based model of the system or device of interest but they are much more reasonable and analytically tractable. This volume features surrogate-based modeling and optimization techniques, and their applications for solving difficult and computationally expensive engineering design problems. It begins by presenting the basic concepts and formulations of the surrogate-based modeling and optimization paradigm and then discusses relevant modeling techniques, optimization algorithms and design procedures, as well as state-of-the-art developments. The chapters are self-contained with basic concepts and formulations along with applications and examples. The book will be useful to researchers in engineering and mathematics, in particular those who employ computationally heavy simulations in their design work.

Nonlinear Optimization in Electrical Engineering with Applications in MATLAB

Author: Mohamed Bakr
Publisher: IET
ISBN: 1849195439
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Nonlinear Optimization in Electrical Engineering with Applications in MATLAB® provides an introductory course on nonlinear optimization in electrical engineering, with a focus on applications such as the design of electric, microwave, and photonic circuits, wireless communications, and digital filter design. Basic concepts are introduced using a step-by-step approach and illustrated with MATLAB® codes that the reader can use and adapt. Topics covered include: classical optimization methods; one dimensional optimization; unconstrained and constrained optimization; global optimization; space mapping optimization; adjoint variable methods. Nonlinear Optimization in Electrical Engineering with Applications in MATLAB® is essential reading for advanced students in electrical engineering.