Introduction to Optimum Design - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780128008065, 9780128009185

Introduction to Optimum Design

4th Edition

Authors: Jasbir Arora
eBook ISBN: 9780128009185
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128008065
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th April 2016
Page Count: 968
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Description

Introduction to Optimum Design, Fourth Edition, carries on the tradition of the most widely used textbook in engineering optimization and optimum design courses. It is intended for use in a first course on engineering design and optimization at the undergraduate or graduate level in engineering departments of all disciplines, with a primary focus on mechanical, aerospace, and civil engineering courses.

Through a basic and organized approach, the text describes engineering design optimization in a rigorous, yet simplified manner, 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 using Excel and MATLAB as learning and teaching aids. This fourth edition has been reorganized, rewritten in parts, and enhanced with new material, making the book even more appealing to instructors regardless of course level.

Key Features

  • Includes basic concepts of optimality conditions and numerical methods that are described with simple and practical examples, making the material highly teachable and learnable
  • Presents applications of optimization methods for structural, mechanical, aerospace, and industrial engineering problems
  • Provides practical design examples that introduce students to the use of optimization methods early in the book
  • Contains chapter on several advanced optimum design topics that serve the needs of instructors who teach more advanced courses

Readership

Upper level undergraduate and graduate engineering students and practitioners studying optimization and engineering design.

Table of Contents

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

Details

No. of pages:
968
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2017
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780128009185
Hardcover ISBN:
9780128008065

About the Author

Jasbir Arora

Jasbir Arora

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering & Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Iowa, iowa City, IA, USA