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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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  • 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.

    • 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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    '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

    'This book is undoubtedly a valuable reference for students, academics, researchers, and industrial engineers interested in optimization design.' Iasi Polytechnic Magazine

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    • 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

    Preface
    Notation
    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
    References
    Author index
    Subject index.

  • Authors

    Panos Y. Papalambros, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Douglass J. Wilde, Stanford University, California

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