Genetic Algorithms and Engineering Design / Edition 1

Genetic Algorithms and Engineering Design / Edition 1

by Mitsuo Gen, Runwei Cheng
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471127418

ISBN-13: 9780471127413

Pub. Date: 01/21/1997

Publisher: Wiley

The last few years have seen important advances in the use of genetic algorithms to address challenging optimization problems in industrial engineering. Genetic Algorithms and Engineering Design is the only book to cover the most recent technologies and their application to manufacturing, presenting a comprehensive and fully up-to-date treatment of genetic

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The last few years have seen important advances in the use of genetic algorithms to address challenging optimization problems in industrial engineering. Genetic Algorithms and Engineering Design is the only book to cover the most recent technologies and their application to manufacturing, presenting a comprehensive and fully up-to-date treatment of genetic algorithms in industrial engineering and operations research. Beginning with a tutorial on genetic algorithm fundamentals and their use in solving constrained and combinatorial optimization problems, the book applies these techniques to problems in specific areas—sequencing, scheduling and production plans, transportation and vehicle routing, facility layout, location-allocation, and more. Each topic features a clearly written problem description, mathematical model, and summary of conventional heuristic algorithms. All algorithms are explained in intuitive, rather than highly-technical, language and are reinforced with illustrative figures and numerical examples. Written by two internationally acknowledged experts in the field, Genetic Algorithms and Engineering Design features original material on the foundation and application of genetic algorithms, and also standardizes the terms and symbols used in other sources—making this complex subject truly accessible to the beginner as well as to the more advanced reader. Ideal for both self-study and classroom use, this self-contained reference provides indispensable state-of-the-art guidance to professionals and students working in industrial engineering, management science, operations research, computer science, and artificial intelligence.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471127413
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/21/1997
Series:
Engineering Design and Automation Series, #2
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.51(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

Foundations of Genetic Algorithms.

Constrained Optimization Problems.

Combinatorial Optimization Problems.

Reliability Optimization Problems.

Flow-Shop Sequencing Problems.

Job-Shop Scheduling Problems.

Machine Scheduling Problems.

Transportation Problems.

Facility Layout Design Problems.

Selected Topics in Engineering Design.

Bibliography.

Index.

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