Principles of Optimal Design : Modeling and Computation, Hardback Book



Design optimization is a standard concept in engineering design, and in other disciplines which utilize mathematical decision-making methods.

This textbook focuses on the close relationship between a design problem's mathematical model and the solution-driven methods which optimize it.

Along with extensive material on modeling problems, this book also features useful techniques for checking whether a model is suitable for computational treatment.

Throughout, key concepts are discussed in the context of why and when a particular algorithm may be successful, and a large number of examples demonstrate the theory or method right after it is presented.

This book also contains step-by-step instructions for executing a design optimization project - from building the problem statement to interpreting the computer results.

All chapters contain exercises from which instructors can easily build quizzes, and a chapter on 'principles and practice' offers the reader tips and guidance based on the authors' vast research and instruction experience.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 504 pages, 25 Halftones, black and white; 50 Line drawings, black and white
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: Automatic control engineering
  • ISBN: 9781107132672



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