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Principles of Optimal Design Modeling and Computation


Panos Y. Papalambros , University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Douglass J. Wilde , Stanford University, California
Published 2017


Design optimization is a standard concept in engineering design, and in other disciplines which utilize mathematical decision-making methods. This textbook focuses on the close relationship between a design problem's mathematical model and the solution-driven methods which optimize it. Along with extensive material on modeling problems, this book also features useful techniques for checking whether a model is suitable for computational treatment. Throughout, key concepts are discussed in the context of why and when a particular algorithm may be successful, and…

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  • Includes extensive material on modeling design problems and unique techniques for checking whether the model is suitable for computational treatment before a numerical solution is attempted using a step-by-step approach
  • Contains a large number of simple examples that demonstrate theory or methods right after they are presented
  • Provides detailed instructions on how to execute a design optimization project from problem statement to interpretation of computer results

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