# Introduction to Optimum Design, Third Edition

## Jasbir Arora

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Introduction to Optimum Design, Third Edition 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

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Introduction to Optimum Design 3e, the most widely used textbook in its field, is intended for use in a first course on engineering design and optimization. Classroom tested for many years, the basic approach of the text is to describe 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.

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• Basic concepts of optimality conditions and numerical methods are described with simple and practical examples, making the material highly teachable and learnable.
• Applications of the methods for structural, mechanical, aerospace, and industrial engineering problems
• Introduction to MATLAB Optimization Toolbox
• Optimum design with Excel Solver has been expanded into a full chapter
• Practical design examples introduce students to the use of optimization methods early in the book
• New material on several advanced optimum design topics serves the needs of instructors who teach more advanced courses

Contents

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

Jasbir Singh Arora is an F. Wendell Miller Professor of Engineering, a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and a Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Iowa. He obtained his PhD in Mechanics and Hydraulics from the University of Iowa. Dr. Arora is the Associate Director of the Center for Computer Aided Design. He is a Senior Advisor for the International Journal of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization and he is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and a Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Dr. Arora is an internationally recognized researcher in the field of optimization and his book Introduction to Optimum Design, 3rd Edition (Academic Press, 2012, 978-0-12-381375-6) is used worldwide. Jasbir Singh Arora is an F. Wendell Miller Professor of Engineering, a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and a Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Iowa. He obtained his PhD in Mechanics and Hydraulics from the University of Iowa. Dr. Arora is the Associate Director of the Center for Computer Aided Design. He is a Senior Advisor for the International Journal of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization and he is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and a Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Dr. Arora is an internationally recognized researcher in the field of optimization and his book Introduction to Optimum Design, 3rd Edition (Academic Press, 2012, 978-0-12-381375-6) is used worldwide.

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