COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Optimization Techniques in Engineering
Course Code: 
15MEC240
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Optimization Techniques in Engineering' is a course offered in the B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Introduction to Optimization: Engineering application of Optimization – Statement of an Optimization problem - Optimal Problem formulation - Classification of Optimization problem. Optimum design concepts: Definition of Global and Local optima – Optimality criteria - Review of basic calculus concepts – Global optimality

Linear programming methods for optimum design: Review of Linear programming methods for optimum design – Post optimality analysis - Application of LPP models in design and manufacturing.

Unit 2

Optimization algorithms for solving unconstrained optimization problems – Gradient based method: Cauchy’s steepest descent method, Newton’s method, Conjugate gradient method.

Optimization algorithms for solving constrained optimization problems – direct methods – penalty function methods – steepest descent method - Engineering applications of constrained and unconstrained algorithms.

Unit 3

Modern methods of Optimization: Genetic Algorithms - Simulated Annealing - Ant colony optimization - Tabu search – Neural-Network based Optimization – Fuzzy optimization techniques – Applications. Use of Matlab to solve optimization problems.

  • Rao S. S. - ‘Engineering Optimization, Theory and Practice’ - New Age International Publishers - 2012 - 4th Edition
  • Deb K. - ‘Optimization for Engineering Design Algorithms and Examples’ – PHI - 2000
  • Arora J. - ‘Introduction to Optimization Design’ - Elsevier Academic Press, New Delhi - 2004
  • . Saravanan R. - ‘Manufacturing Optimization through Intelligent Techniques’ - Taylor & Francis (CRC Press) - 2006
  • Hardley G. -‘Linear Programming’ - Narosa Book Distributors Private Ltd. - 2002