# Introduction to Optimum Design / Edition 3

Introduction to Optimum Design 3e, the most widely used textbook in its field, is intended for use in a first course on engineering design and optimization. Classroom tested for many years, the basic approach of the text is to describe an organized approach to engineering design optimization in a rigorous yet simplified manner. It illustrates various concepts and

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## Overview

Introduction to Optimum Design 3e, the most widely used textbook in its field, is intended for use in a first course on engineering design and optimization. Classroom tested for many years, the basic approach of the text is to describe an organized approach to engineering design optimization in a rigorous yet simplified manner. It 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. Excel and MATLAB® are featured as learning and teaching aids.

New key features

• Basic concepts of optimality conditions and numerical methods are described with simple and practical examples, making the material highly teachable and learnable.
• Applications of the methods for structural, mechanical, aerospace, and industrial engineering problems
• Introduction to MATLAB Optimization Toolbox
• Optimum design with Excel Solver has been expanded into a full chapter
• Practical design examples introduce students to the use of optimization methods early in the book
• New material on several advanced optimum design topics serves the needs of instructors who teach more advanced courses

Contents

Introduction to Design Optimization; Optimum Design Problem Formulation; Graphical Optimization and Basic Concepts; Optimum Design Concepts: Optimality Conditions; More on Optimum Design Concepts: Optimality Conditions; Optimum Design with Excel Solver; Optimum Design with MATLAB®; Linear Programming Methods for Optimum Design; More on Linear Programming Methods for Optimum Design; Numerical Methods for Unconstrained Optimum Design; More on Numerical Methods for Unconstrained Optimum Design; Numerical Methods for Constrained Optimum Design; More on Numerical Methods for Constrained Optimum Design; Practical Applications of Optimization; Discrete Variable Optimum Design Concepts and Methods; Genetic Algorithms for Optimum Design; Multi-objective Optimum Design Concepts and Methods; Global Optimization Concepts and Methods; Nature-Inspired Search Methods; Additional Topics on Optimum Design; Appendix A: Vector and Matrix Algebra; Appendix B: Sample Computer Programs

## Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123813756
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
08/31/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
896
Sales rank:
1,096,119
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.50(d)

Part 1: THE BASIC CONCEPTS

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

Part 2: NUMERICAL METHODS FOR CONTINUOUS VARIABLE OPTIMIZATION

6 Optimum Design with Excel Solver 7 Optimum Design with MATLAB 8 Linear Programming Methods for Optimum Design 9 More on Linear Programming Methods 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

Part 3: ADVANCED AND MODERN TOPICS ON OPTIMUM DESIGN

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

Appendix A: Vector and Matrix Algebra Appendix B: Sample Computer Programs Bibliography

Index