Engineering Optimization: Theory and Practice

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 20, 2009 - Mathematics - 813 pages
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Helps you move from theory to optimizing engineering systems in almost any industry

Now in its Fourth Edition, Professor Singiresu Rao's acclaimed text Engineering Optimization enables readers to quickly master and apply all the important optimization methods in use today across a broad range of industries. Covering both the latest and classical optimization methods, the text starts off with the basics and then progressively builds to advanced principles and applications.

This comprehensive text covers nonlinear, linear, geometric, dynamic, and stochastic programming techniques as well as more specialized methods such as multiobjective, genetic algorithms, simulated annealing, neural networks, particle swarm optimization, ant colony optimization, and fuzzy optimization. Each method is presented in clear, straightforward language, making even the more sophisticated techniques easy to grasp. Moreover, the author provides:

  • Case examples that show how each method is applied to solve real-world problems across a variety of industries

  • Review questions and problems at the end of each chapter to engage readers in applying their newfound skills and knowledge

  • Examples that demonstrate the use of MATLABŪ for the solution of different types of practical optimization problems

  • References and bibliography at the end of each chapter for exploring topics in greater depth

  • Answers to Review Questions available on the author's Web site to help readers to test their understanding of the basic concepts

With its emphasis on problem-solving and applications, Engineering Optimization is ideal for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students in mechanical, civil, electrical, chemical, and aerospace engineering. In addition, the text helps practicing engineers in almost any industry design improved, more efficient systems at less cost.

  

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Contents

Classical Optimization Techniques
63
Simplex Method
119
Problems
160
Additional Topics and Extensions
177
OneDimensional Minimization Methods
248
ELIMINATION METHODS
254
References and Bibliography
295
DIRECT SEARCH METHODS
309
References and Bibliography
537
Dynamic Programming
544
Integer Programming
588
References and Bibliography
625
Stochastic Programming
632
Optimal Control and Optimality Criteria Methods
668
References and Bibliography
689
Practical Aspects of Optimization
737

INDIRECT SEARCH DESCENT METHODS
335
References and Bibliography
366
DIRECT METHODS
383
INDIRECT METHODS 428 7 11 Transformation Techniques
428
Geometric Programming
492
A Convex and Concave Functions
779
Comparison of Constrained Methods
785
Introduction to MATLAB
791
Index
803
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Singiresu S. Rao, PhD, is a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Miami. Dr. Rao has published more than 175 technical papers in internationally respected journals and more than 150 papers in conference proceedings in the areas of engineering optimization, reliability-based design, fuzzy systems, uncertainty models, structural and mechanical design, and vibration engineering. He has authored several books, including The Finite Element Method in Engineering, Mechanical Vibrations, Vibration of Continuous Systems, Reliability-Based Design, and Applied Numerical Methods for Engineers and Scientists.

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