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Principles of Optimal Design
Modeling and Computation

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: February 2011
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  • isbn: 9780511824753

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  • Since the first edition was published, computers have become ever more powerful, design engineers are tackling more complex systems, and the term "optimization" is now routinely used to denote a design process with increased speed and quality. This second edition takes account of these developments and brings the original text thoroughly up to date. The book now discusses trust region and convex approximation algorithms. A new chapter focuses on how to construct optimal design models. Three new case studies illustrate the creation of optimization models. The final chapter on optimization practice has been expanded to include computation of derivatives, interpretation of algorithmic results, and selection of algorithms and software.

    • Thoroughly updated to include the latest developments in optimization theory and practice
    • Places a strong emphasis on application to real design problems faced by practising engineers
    • Includes new case studies that illustrate the creation of optimization models
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    Reviews & endorsements

    From reviews of the First Edition:

    "There are many carefully worked out examples and exercises. This is a very well written textbook for a first course in this subject at a beginning graduate level. The reviewer would feel very comfortable teaching a course using this as a textbook." Mathematical Reviews

    " excellent book...This book is definitely aimed at the engineering design students, and it will be a valuable addition to the libraries of operation researchers, economists, numerical analysts and some computer scientists." Physics in Canada

    "The strength of the book is the large number of carefully chosen engineering excellent text for engineering students. It is well organised, clearly presented and generously illustrated." The Aeronautical Journal Aug 2001

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: February 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511824753
    • contains: 102 b/w illus. 23 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    List of symbols
    1. Optimization models
    2. Model construction
    3. Model boundedness
    4. Interior optima
    5. Boundary optima
    6. Parametric and discrete optima
    7. Local computation
    8. Principles and practice
    Author index
    Subject index.

  • Authors

    Panos Y. Papalambros, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Douglass J. Wilde, Stanford University, California

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