**896 pages -**

**Publisher:**Academic Press; 3rd edition (August, 2011) ...

**Language:**English -

**ISBN-10:**0123813751 -

**ISBN-13:**978-0123813756 ...

*Introduction to Optimum Design 3e*describes an organized approach to engineering design optimization in a rigorous yet simplified manner. It 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. Excel and MATLAB® are featured as learning and teaching aids.

*Basic concepts of optimality conditions and numerical methods are described with simple and practical examples, making the material highly teachable and learnable. + Includes applications of optimization methods for structural, mechanical, aerospace, and industrial engineering problems. + Introduction to MATLAB Optimization Toolbox. + Practical design examples introduce students to the use of optimization methods early in the book. + New example problems throughout the text are enhanced with detailed illustrations. + Optimum design with Excel Solver has been expanded into a full chapter. + New chapter on several advanced optimum design topics serves the needs of instructors who teach more advanced courses.***Content: Introduction to Design Optimization; Optimum Design Problem Formulation; Graphical Optimization and Basic Concepts; Optimum Design Concepts: Optimality Conditions; More on Optimum Design Concepts: Optimality Conditions; Optimum Design with Excel Solver; Optimum Design with MATLAB; Linear Programming Methods for Optimum Design; More on Linear Programming Methods for Optimum Design; Numerical Methods for Unconstrained Optimum Design; More on Numerical Methods for Unconstrained Optimum Design; Numerical Methods for Constrained Optimum Design; More on Numerical Methods for Constrained Optimum Design; Practical Applications of Optimization; Discrete Variable Optimum Design Concepts and Methods; Genetic Algorithms for Optimum Design; Multi-objective Optimum Design Concepts and Methods; Global Optimization Concepts and Methods; Nature-Inspired Search Methods; Additional Topics on Optimum Design; Appendix A: Vector and Matrix Algebra; Appendix B: Sample Computer Programs.**