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A rigorous mathematical approach to identifying a set of design alternatives and selecting the best candidate from within that set, engineering optimization was developed as a means of helping engineers to design systems that are both more efficient and less expensive and to develop new ways of improving the performance of existing systems. Thanks to the breathtaking growth in computer technology that has occurred over the past decade, optimization techniques can now be used to find creative solutions to larger, more complex problems than ever before. As a consequence, optimization is now viewed as an indispensable tool of the trade for engineers working in many different industries, especially the aerospace, automotive, chemical, electrical, and manufacturing industries. In Engineering Optimization, Professor Singiresu S. Rao provides an application-oriented presentation of the full array of classical and newly developed optimization techniques now being used by engineers in a wide range of industries. Essential proofs and explanations of the various techniques are given in a straightforward, user-friendly manner, and each method is copiously illustrated with real-world examples that demonstrate how to maximize desired benefits while minimizing negative aspects of project design. Comprehensive, authoritative, up-to-date, Engineering Optimization provides in-depth coverage of linear and nonlinear programming, dynamic programming, integer programming, and stochastic programming techniques as well as several breakthrough methods, including genetic algorithms, simulated annealing, and neural network-based and fuzzy optimization techniques. Designed to function equally well as either a professional reference or a graduate-level text, Engineering Optimization features many solved problems taken from several engineering fields, as well as review questions, important figures, and helpful references. Engineering Optimization is a valuable working resource for engineers
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A comprehensive professional reference or graduate-level textbook, presenting the theory, techniques, and applications of engineering optimization. Essential proofs and explanations of the various techniques are presented in a simple manner, and new concepts are illustrated with numerical examples. The coverage includes linear and nonlinear programming, integer programming, and stochastic programming techniques, as well as some recently developed methods such as genetic algorithms, simulated annealing, neural-network-based methods, and fuzzy optimization. Includes a large number of solved examples and review questions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"He presents an updated textbook addressing the techniques and applications of engineering optimization for the efficient and economical design and production of products and systems. The material has been used extensively by the author to teach optimum design and engineering optimization courses at the advanced-undergraduate and graduate levels at a number of universities." (Book News, August 2009)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471550341
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/28/1996
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 920
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 2.08 (d)

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

1 Introduction to Optimization 1
2 Classical Optimization Techniques 65
3 Linear Programming I: Simplex Method 129
4 Linear Programming II: Additional Topics and Extensions 193
5 Nonlinear Programming I: One-Dimensional Minimization Methods 272
6 Nonlinear Programming II: Unconstrained Optimization Techniques 333
7 Nonlinear Programming III: Constrained Optimization Techniques 428
8 Geometric Programming 556
9 Dynamic Programming 616
10 Integer Programming 667
11 Stochastic Programming 715
12 Further Topics in Optimization 768
13 Practical Aspects of Optimization 836
Appendix A Convex and Concave Functions 876
Appendix B Some Computational Aspects of Optimization 882
Answers to Selected Problems 888
Index 895
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