Global Optimization in Engineering Design / Edition 1

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There is a very real need to find global optima in engineering. Finding a local solution might be adequate in some applications, but in others it might mean incurring a significant cost penalty or, even worse, getting an incorrect solution to a physical problem. Global optimization is attracting increasing attention in engineering, and research work is being pursued at a number of universities. This monograph presents some of these recent developments, particularly techniques and applications of deterministic approaches to global optimization. The first six chapters deal with applications in the planning of process networks, shastic scheduling, heat exchanger networks, layout design, truss design, multiproduct batch plants, water distribution systems and engineering modeling systems.
Audience: Engineers and researchers in optimization.

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Emphasizing chemical engineering, presents to engineers and researchers in optimization some of the recent developments in finding global optima, especially techniques and applications of deterministic approaches. Describes several algorithms including an LP-based branch and bound search, an enhanced GOP algorithm, and interval analysis methods. Also describes applications in planning process networks, stochastic scheduling, heat exchanger networks, layout design, truss design, multiproduct batch plants, and water distribution systems. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Preface. 1. Branch and Bound for Global NLP: New Bounding LP; T.G.W. Epperly, R.E Swaney. 2. Branch and Bound for Global NLP: Iterative LP Algorithm & Results; T.G.W. Epperly, R.E. Swaney. 3. New Formulations and Branching Strategies for the GOP Algorithm; V. Visweswaran, C.A. Floudas. 4. Computational Results for an Efficient Implementation of the GOP Algorithm and Its Variants; V. Visweswaran, C.A. Floudas. 5. Solving Nonconvex Process Optimisation Problems Using Interval Subdivision Algorithms; R.P. Byrne, I.D.L. Bogle. 6. Global Optimization of Nonconvex MINLPs by Interval Analysis; R. Vaidyanathan, M. El-Halwagi. 7. Planning of Chemical Process Networks via Global Concave Minimization; M. Lui, et al. 8. Global Optimization for Shastic Planning, Scheduling and Design Problems; M.G. Ierapetritou, E.N. Pistikopoulos. 9. Global Optimization of Heat Exchanger Networks with Fixed Configuration for Multiperiod Design; R.R. Iyer, I.E. Grossmann. 10. Alternative Bounding Approximations for the Global Optimization of Various Engineering Design Problems; I. Quesada, I.E. Grossmann. 11. A Pipe Reliability and Cost Model for an Integrated Approach Toward Designing Water Distribution Systems; H.D. Sherali, et al. 12. Global Optimisation of General Process Models; E.M.B. Smith, C.C. Pantelides.

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