Introduction to Optimum Design, 4th Edition

  • Jasbir Arora
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  • ISBN-10: 0128009187
  • ISBN-13: 9780128009185
  • DDC: 620.0042
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 968 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released November 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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Overview

This new edition carries on the tradition of the most widely used textbook in engineering optimization and optimum design courses. The title 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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication.
Contents.
Preface to Fourth Edition.
Acknowledgments.
Key Symbols and Abbreviations.
The Basic Concepts.
1: Introduction to Design Optimization.
2: Optimum Design Problem Formulation.
3: Graphical Solution Method and Basic Optimization Concepts.
4: Optimum Design Concepts: Optimality Conditions.
5: More on Optimum Design Concepts: Optimality Conditions.
Numerical Methods for Continuous Variable Optimization.
6: Optimum Design: Numerical Solution Process and 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.
Advanced and Modern Topics on Optimum Design.
15: Discrete Variable Optimum Design Concepts and Methods.
16: Global Optimization Concepts and Methods.
17: Nature-Inspired Search Methods.
18: Multi-objective Optimum Design Concepts and Methods.
19: Additional Topics on Optimum Design.
Appendix A Vector and Matrix Algebra.
Appendix B Sample Computer Programs.
Bibliography.
Answers to Selected Exercises.
Subject Index.