Introduction To Optimum Design

Hardcover | April 28, 2016

byJasbir AroraEditorJasbir Arora

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Introduction to Optimum Design, Fourth Edition, carries on the tradition of the most widely used textbook in engineering optimization and optimum design courses. It is intended for use in a first course on engineering design and optimization at the undergraduate or graduate level in engineering departments of all disciplines, with a primary focus on mechanical, aerospace, and civil engineering courses. Through a basic and organized approach, the text describes engineering design optimization in a rigorous, yet simplified manner, illustrates various concepts and procedures with simple examples, and demonstrates their applicability to engineering design problems. Formulation of a design problem as an optimization problem is emphasized and illustrated throughout the text using Excel and MATLAB as learning and teaching aids. This fourth edition has been reorganized, rewritten in parts, and enhanced with new material, making the book even more appealing to instructors regardless of course level. Includes basic concepts of optimality conditions and numerical methods that are described with simple and practical examples, making the material highly teachable and learnable Presents applications of optimization methods for structural, mechanical, aerospace, and industrial engineering problems Provides practical design examples that introduce students to the use of optimization methods early in the book Contains chapter on several advanced optimum design topics that serve the needs of instructors who teach more advanced courses

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Introduction to Optimum Design, Fourth Edition, carries on the tradition of the most widely used textbook in engineering optimization and optimum design courses. It is intended for use in a first course on engineering design and optimization at the undergraduate or graduate level in engineering departments of all disciplines, with a pr...

Jasbir Singh Arora is an F. Wendell Miller Professor of Engineering, a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and a Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Iowa. He obtained his PhD in Mechanics and Hydraulics from the University of Iowa. Dr. Arora is the Associate Director of the Center for C...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:968 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:April 28, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction to Design Optimization
  2. Optimum Design Problem Formulation
  3. Graphical Optimization and Basic Concepts
  4. Optimum Design Concepts: Optimality Conditions
  5. More on Optimum Design Concepts: Optimality Conditions
  6. Optimum Design with Excel Solver
  7. Optimum Design with MATLAB
  8. Linear Programming Methods for Optimum Design
  9. More on Linear Programming Methods for Optimum Design
  10. Numerical Methods for Unconstrained Optimum Design
  11. More on Numerical Methods for Unconstrained Optimum Design
  12. Numerical Methods for Constrained Optimum Design
  13. More on Numerical Methods for Constrained Optimum Design
  14. Practical Applications of Optimization
  15. Discrete Variable Optimum Design Concepts and Methods
  16. Genetic Algorithms for Optimum Design
  17. Multi-Objective Optimum Design Concepts and Methods
  18. Global Optimization Concepts and Methods
  19. Nature-Inspired Search Methods
  20. Additional Topics on Optimum Design