Principles of Optimal Design 2ed: Modeling and Computation

Principles of Optimal Design 2ed: Modeling and Computation

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Panos Y. Papalambros
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 2, 2008-08-21
EAN 9780521627276, ISBN10: 0521627273

Paperback, 416 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 3 cm
Language: English

Principles of Optimal Design puts the concept of optimal design on a rigorous foundation and demonstrates the intimate relationship between the mathematical model that describes a design and the solution methods that optimize it. 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 includes a discussion of 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. Both students and practising engineers will find this book a valuable resource for design project work.

'Principles of Optimal Design by Papalambros and Wilde is unique in terms of its potential usefulness in the classroom setting ... Overall the present book is an excellent text for engineering students. it is well organised, clearly presented and generously illustrated ... the book is strongly recommended for everyone who wants to learn the subject at a gentle pace.' Atul Bhaskar, The Aeronautical Journal