Practical Optimization Methods

Author: M. Asghar Bhatti
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387986319
Size: 62.47 MB
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This practical and intuitive introduction to optimization theory and computational algorithms features a cross-platform CD-ROM containing all the text, examples, "Mathematica 3.0" functions, and Notebooks. This is the first textbook to use "Mathematica" to develop a thorough understanding of optimization algorithms, fully exploiting "Mathematica's" symbolic, numerical, and graphical capabilities. 176 illus.

Practical Optimization Methods

Author: M. Asghar Bhatti
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461205018
Size: 55.55 MB
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This introductory textbook adopts a practical and intuitive approach, rather than emphasizing mathematical rigor. Computationally oriented books in this area generally present algorithms alone, and expect readers to perform computations by hand, and are often written in traditional computer languages, such as Basic, Fortran or Pascal. This book, on the other hand, is the first text to use Mathematica to develop a thorough understanding of optimization algorithms, fully exploiting Mathematica's symbolic, numerical and graphic capabilities.

The Basics Of Practical Optimization

Author: Adam B. Levy
Publisher: SIAM
ISBN: 0898717671
Size: 67.21 MB
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This textbook provides undergraduate students with an introduction to optimization and its uses for relevant and realistic problems. The only prerequisite for readers is a basic understanding of multivariable calculus because additional materials, such as explanations of matrix tools, are provided in a series of Asides both throughout the text at relevant points and in a handy appendix.

Practical Optimization

Author: Andreas Antoniou
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387711066
Size: 26.54 MB
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Practical Optimization: Algorithms and Engineering Applications is a hands-on treatment of the subject of optimization. A comprehensive set of problems and exercises makes the book suitable for use in one or two semesters of a first-year graduate course or an advanced undergraduate course. Each half of the book contains a full semester’s worth of complementary yet stand-alone material. The practical orientation of the topics chosen and a wealth of useful examples also make the book suitable for practitioners in the field.

Introduction To Optimum Design

Author: Jasbir Arora
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128009187
Size: 25.38 MB
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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. 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

Optimization Concepts And Applications In Engineering

Author: Ashok D. Belegundu
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521878462
Size: 78.12 MB
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In this revised and enhanced second edition of Optimization Concepts and Applications in Engineering, the already robust pedagogy has been enhanced with more detailed explanations, an increased number of solved examples and end-of-chapter problems. The source codes are now available free on multiple platforms. It is vitally important to meet or exceed previous quality and reliability standards while at the same time reducing resource consumption. This textbook addresses this critical imperative integrating theory, modeling, the development of numerical methods, and problem solving, thus preparing the student to apply optimization to real-world problems. This text covers a broad variety of optimization problems using: unconstrained, constrained, gradient, and non-gradient techniques; duality concepts; multiobjective optimization; linear, integer, geometric, and dynamic programming with applications; and finite element-based optimization. It is ideal for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses and for practising engineers in all engineering disciplines, as well as in applied mathematics.

Introduction To The Theory Of Nonlinear Optimization

Author: Johannes Jahn
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540493794
Size: 31.19 MB
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This book serves as an introductory text to optimization theory in normed spaces and covers all areas of nonlinear optimization. It presents fundamentals with particular emphasis on the application to problems in the calculus of variations, approximation and optimal control theory. The reader is expected to have a basic knowledge of linear functional analysis.

Numerical Optimization

Author: Jorge Nocedal
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387400656
Size: 17.16 MB
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Optimization is an important tool used in decision science and for the analysis of physical systems used in engineering. One can trace its roots to the Calculus of Variations and the work of Euler and Lagrange. This natural and reasonable approach to mathematical programming covers numerical methods for finite-dimensional optimization problems. It begins with very simple ideas progressing through more complicated concepts, concentrating on methods for both unconstrained and constrained optimization.

Advanced Topics In Finite Element Analysis Of Structures

Author: M. Asghar Bhatti
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471648079
Size: 68.98 MB
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Starting from governing differential equations, a unique and consistently weighted residual approach is used to present advanced topics in finite element analysis of structures, such as mixed and hybrid formulations, material and geometric nonlinearities, and contact problems. This book features a hands-on approach to understanding advanced concepts of the finite element method (FEM) through integrated Mathematica and MATLAB® exercises.

Composite Materials In Piping Applications

Author: Dimitrios G. Pavlou
Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc
ISBN: 1605950297
Size: 53.27 MB
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A comprehensive materials science book on the design, analysis, and performance of composite materials (CM) in oil, gas, water and wastewater pipe applications.