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Primarily designed as a text for the postgraduate students of mechanical engineering and related branches, it provides an excellent introduction to optimization methods—the overview, the history, and the development. It is equally suitable for the undergraduate students for their electives. The text then moves on to familiarize the students with the formulation of optimization problems, graphical solutions, analytical methods of nonlinear optimization, classical optimization techniques, single variable (one-dimensional) unconstrained optimization, multidimensional problems, constrained optimization, equality and inequality constraints. With complexities of human life, the importance of optimization techniques as a tool has increased manifold. The application of optimization techniques creates an efficient, effective and a better life. Features • Includes numerous illustrations and unsolved problems. • Contains university questions. • Discusses the topics with step-by-step procedures.
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N.V.S. RAJU, Ph.D., is Professor and Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, JNTUH College of Engineering, Nachupally (Kondagattu), Kodimial Mandal, Karima-nagar, Andhra Pradesh. Earlier, he worked as Assistant Professor at VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology Hyderabad and Associate Professor in JNTU Kakinada, as Professor in Vijay Rural Engineering College, Nizamabad, Nizam Institute of Engineering and Technology Hyderabad, Bharat Institute of Engineering and Technology Hyderabad and Principal of Srinivasa Engineering College, Banswada. Professor Raju has served the industry for about 10 years in various capacities. He was Deputy Manager in Hyderabad Allwyn Limited. In industry he acquired a rich practical experience in the areas of production, planning and maintenance. Professor Raju has authored a couple of books on operations research, mathematical modeling and simulation, instrumentation and control systems, quantitative analysis for business decisions, plant maintenance and reliability engineering, industrial engineering and management and management science. He has authored course material for eight courses on industrial engineering and operations for IGNOU and Andhra University. He has more than 50 national and international publications to his credit.
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Jan 1, 2014
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This well-received book, now in its second edition, continues to provide a number of optimization algorithms which are commonly used in computer-aided engineering design. The book begins with simple single-variable optimization techniques, and then goes on to give unconstrained and constrained optimization techniques in a step-by-step format so that they can be coded in any user-specific computer language. In addition to classical optimization methods, the book also discusses Genetic Algorithms and Simulated Annealing, which are widely used in engineering design problems because of their ability to find global optimum solutions. The second edition adds several new topics of optimization such as design and manufacturing, data fitting and regression, inverse problems, scheduling and routing, data mining, intelligent system design, Lagrangian duality theory, and quadratic programming and its extension to sequential quadratic programming. It also extensively revises the linear programming algorithms section in the Appendix. This edition also includes more number of exercise problems. The book is suitable for senior undergraduate/postgraduate students of mechanical, production and chemical engineering. Students in other branches of engineering offering optimization courses as well as designers and decision-makers will also find the book useful. Key Features Algorithms are presented in a step-by-step format to facilitate coding in a computer language. Sample computer programs in FORTRAN are appended for better comprehension. Worked-out examples are illustrated for easy understanding. The same example problems are solved with most algorithms for a comparative evaluation of the algorithms.
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