Introduction to Optimum Design / Edition 3

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Overview

Introduction to Optimum Design 3e describes 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.

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

From the Publisher
"The book is definitely a reference that practitioners would like to have and depend upon, especially with the plethora of examples and applications...the book is a solid introduction to optimization algorithms." - Georges Fadel, Associate Editor, Journal of Mechanical Design

"Arora’s Introduction to Optimum Design, 2nd Ed., furthers its goal of describing engineering design optimization in a rigorous yet simplified manner which is both highly accessible to and useful for a wide audience." - David F. Thompson, Graduate Program Director, University of Cincinnati

"I have used several optimization books over the past 10 years to support my various graduate optimization courses. Of all the books that I have used, I prefer Dr. Arora’s Introduction to Optimum Design, 2nd Ed" - Tom R. Mincer, California State University

"...this book is well written and covers just about every topic that one needs to know about the optimum design process. It includes a good balance of theory and application. The book will therefore be appealing to all users." - Practice Periodical On Structural Design and Construction - ASCE, Nov. 2005

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123813756
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 8/31/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 896
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

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 Computer Aided Design. He is a Senior Advisor for the International Journal of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization and he is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and a Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Dr. Arora is an internationally recognized researcher in the field of optimization and his book Introduction to Optimum Design, 3rd Edition (Academic Press, 2012, 978-0-12-381375-6) is used worldwide. 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 Computer Aided Design. He is a Senior Advisor for the International Journal of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization and he is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and a Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Dr. Arora is an internationally recognized researcher in the field of optimization and his book Introduction to Optimum Design, 3rd Edition (Academic Press, 2012, 978-0-12-381375-6) is used worldwide.

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Table of Contents

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

Answers to Selected Exercises

Index

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