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Introduction to Computational Optimization Models for Production Planning in a Supply Chain
Author : Stefan Voß,David L. Woodruff
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2006-03-20
ISBN 10 : 3540298797
Pages : 260 pages
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provide models that could be used by do-it-yourselfers and also can be used toprovideunderstandingofthebackgroundissuessothatonecandoabetter job of working with the (proprietary) algorithms of the software vendors. In this book we strive to provide models that capture many of the - tails faced by ?rms operating in a modern supply chain, but we stop short of proposing models for economic analysis of the entire multi-player chain. In other words, we produce models that are useful for planning within a supply chain rather than models for planning the supply chain. The usefulness of the models is enhanced greatly by the fact that they have been implemented - ing computer modeling languages. Implementations are shown in Chapter 7, which allows solutions to be found using a computer. A reasonable question is: why write the book now? It is a combination of opportunities that have recently become available. The availability of mod- inglanguagesandcomputersthatprovidestheopportunitytomakepractical use of the models that we develop. Meanwhile, software companies are p- viding software for optimized production planning in a supply chain. The opportunity to make use of such software gives rise to a need to understand some of the issues in computational models for optimized planning. This is best done by considering simple models and examples.

Computational Optimization
Author : Jong-Shi Pang
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2012-12-06
ISBN 10 : 1461551978
Pages : 273 pages
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Computational Optimization: A Tribute to Olvi Mangasarian serves as an excellent reference, providing insight into some of the most challenging research issues in the field. This collection of papers covers a wide spectrum of computational optimization topics, representing a blend of familiar nonlinear programming topics and such novel paradigms as semidefinite programming and complementarity-constrained nonlinear programs. Many new results are presented in these papers which are bound to inspire further research and generate new avenues for applications. An informal categorization of the papers includes: Algorithmic advances for special classes of constrained optimization problems Analysis of linear and nonlinear programs Algorithmic advances B- stationary points of mathematical programs with equilibrium constraints Applications of optimization Some mathematical topics Systems of nonlinear equations.

Computational Optimization, Methods and Algorithms
Author : Slawomir Koziel,Xin-She Yang
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2011-06-17
ISBN 10 : 3642208584
Pages : 284 pages
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Computational optimization is an important paradigm with a wide range of applications. In virtually all branches of engineering and industry, we almost always try to optimize something - whether to minimize the cost and energy consumption, or to maximize profits, outputs, performance and efficiency. In many cases, this search for optimality is challenging, either because of the high computational cost of evaluating objectives and constraints, or because of the nonlinearity, multimodality, discontinuity and uncertainty of the problem functions in the real-world systems. Another complication is that most problems are often NP-hard, that is, the solution time for finding the optimum increases exponentially with the problem size. The development of efficient algorithms and specialized techniques that address these difficulties is of primary importance for contemporary engineering, science and industry. This book consists of 12 self-contained chapters, contributed from worldwide experts who are working in these exciting areas. The book strives to review and discuss the latest developments concerning optimization and modelling with a focus on methods and algorithms for computational optimization. It also covers well-chosen, real-world applications in science, engineering and industry. Main topics include derivative-free optimization, multi-objective evolutionary algorithms, surrogate-based methods, maximum simulated likelihood estimation, support vector machines, and metaheuristic algorithms. Application case studies include aerodynamic shape optimization, microwave engineering, black-box optimization, classification, economics, inventory optimization and structural optimization. This graduate level book can serve as an excellent reference for lecturers, researchers and students in computational science, engineering and industry.

Computational Optimization in Engineering
Author : Hossein Peyvandi
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release Date : 2017-04-26
ISBN 10 : 9535130811
Pages : 162 pages
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The purpose of optimization is to maximize the quality of lives, productivity in time, as well as interests. Therefore, optimization is an ongoing challenge for selecting the best possible among many other inferior designs. For a hundred years in the past, as optimization has been essential to human life, several techniques have been developed and utilized. Such a development has been one of the long-lasting challenges in engineering and science, and it is now clear that the optimization goals in many of real-life problems are unlikely to be achieved without resource for computational techniques. The history of such a development in the optimization techniques starts from the early 1950s and is still in progress. Since then, the efforts behind this development dedicated by many distinguished scientists, mathematicians, and engineers have brought us today a level of quality of lives. This book concerns with the computational optimization in engineering and techniques to resolve the underlying problems in real life. The current book contains studies from scientists and researchers around the world from North America to Europe and from Asia to Australia.

Recent Advances in Computational Optimization
Author : Stefka Fidanova
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2015-07-14
ISBN 10 : 3319211331
Pages : 244 pages
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This volume is a comprehensive collection of extended contributions from the Workshop on Computational Optimization 2014, held at Warsaw, Poland, September 7-10, 2014. The book presents recent advances in computational optimization. The volume includes important real problems like parameter settings for controlling processes in bioreactor and other processes, resource constrained project scheduling, infection distribution, molecule distance geometry, quantum computing, real-time management and optimal control, bin packing, medical image processing, localization the abrupt atmospheric contamination source and so on. It shows how to develop algorithms for them based on new metaheuristic methods like evolutionary computation, ant colony optimization, constrain programming and others. This research demonstrates how some real-world problems arising in engineering, economics, medicine and other domains can be formulated as optimization tasks.

Computational Optimization of Internal Combustion Engines
Author : Yu Shi,Hai-Wen Ge,Rolf D. Reitz
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2011-06-22
ISBN 10 : 9780857296191
Pages : 309 pages
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Computational Optimization of Internal Combustion Engines presents the state of the art of computational models and optimization methods for internal combustion engine development using multi-dimensional computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools and genetic algorithms. Strategies to reduce computational cost and mesh dependency are discussed, as well as regression analysis methods. Several case studies are presented in a section devoted to applications, including assessments of: spark-ignition engines, dual-fuel engines, heavy duty and light duty diesel engines. Through regression analysis, optimization results are used to explain complex interactions between engine design parameters, such as nozzle design, injection timing, swirl, exhaust gas recirculation, bore size, and piston bowl shape. Computational Optimization of Internal Combustion Engines demonstrates that the current multi-dimensional CFD tools are mature enough for practical development of internal combustion engines. It is written for researchers and designers in mechanical engineering and the automotive industry.

Computational Optimization of Systems Governed by Partial Differential Equations
Author : Alfio Borzi,Volker Schulz
Publisher : SIAM
Release Date : 2012-01-26
ISBN 10 : 1611972043
Pages : 282 pages
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This book provides a bridge between continuous optimization and PDE modelling and focuses on the numerical solution of the corresponding problems. Intended for graduate students in PDE-constrained optimization, it is also suitable as an introduction for researchers in scientific computing or optimization.

Intelligent Computational Optimization in Engineering
Author : Mario Koeppen,Gerald Schaefer,Ajith Abraham
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2011-07-15
ISBN 10 : 3642217044
Pages : 400 pages
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We often come across computational optimization virtually in all branches of engineering and industry. Many engineering problems involve heuristic search and optimization, and, once discretized, may become combinatorial in nature, which gives rise to certain difficulties in terms of solution procedure. Some of these problems have enormous search spaces, are NP-hard and hence require heuristic solution techniques. Another difficulty is the lack of ability of classical solution techniques to determine appropriate optima of non-convex problems. Under these conditions, recent advances in computational optimization techniques have been shown to be advantageous and successful compared to classical approaches. This Volume presents some of the latest developments with a focus on the design of algorithms for computational optimization and their applications in practice. Through the chapters of this book, researchers and practitioners share their experience and newest methodologies with regard to intelligent optimization and provide various case studies of the application of intelligent optimization techniques in real-world applications.This book can serve as an excellent reference for researchers and graduate students in computer science, various engineering disciplines and the industry.

Computational Optimization and Applications in Engineering and Industry
Author : Xin-She Yang,Slawomir Koziel
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2011-06-19
ISBN 10 : 3642209858
Pages : 271 pages
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Contemporary design in engineering and industry relies heavily on computer simulation and efficient algorithms to reduce the cost and to maximize the performance and sustainability as well as profits and energy efficiency. Solving an optimization problem correctly and efficiently requires not only the right choice of optimization algorithms and simulation methods, but also the proper implementation and insight into the problem of interest. This book consists of ten self-contained, detailed case studies of real-world optimization problems, selected from a wide range of applications and contributed from worldwide experts who are working in these exciting areas. Optimization topics and applications include gas and water supply networks, oil field production optimization, microwave engineering, aerodynamic shape design, environmental emergence modelling, structural engineering, waveform design for radar and communication systems, parameter estimation in laser experiment and measurement, engineering materials and network scheduling. These case studies have been solved using a wide range of optimization techniques, including particle swarm optimization, genetic algorithms, artificial bee colony, harmony search, adaptive error control, derivative-free pattern search, surrogate-based optimization, variable-fidelity modelling, as well as various other methods and approaches. This book is a practical guide to help graduates and researchers to carry out optimization for real-world applications. More advanced readers will also find it a helpful reference and aide memoire.

Computational Optimization and Applications
Author : N.A
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 2007
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 329 pages
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Computational Issues in High Performance Software for Nonlinear Optimization
Author : Almerico Murli,Gerardo Toraldo
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 1997-01-31
ISBN 10 : 0792398629
Pages : 158 pages
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Computational Issues in High Performance Software for Nonlinear Research brings together in one place important contributions and up-to-date research results in this important area. Computational Issues in High Performance Software for Nonlinear Research serves as an excellent reference, providing insight into some of the most important research issues in the field.

Computational Optimization of Four-Cylinder Double-Acting [alpha]-Type Stirling Engine
Author : 陳亦涵
Publisher : N.A
Release Date : 2018
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 111 pages
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Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimization
Author : Gabriela Ochoa,Francisco Chicano
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2015-03-14
ISBN 10 : 3319164686
Pages : 235 pages
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimization, EvoCOP 2015, held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in April 2015, co-located with the Evo*2015 events EuroGP, EvoMUSART and EvoApplications. The 19 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 46 submissions. The papers cover methodology, applications and theoretical studies. The methods included evolutionary and memetic (hybrid) algorithms, iterated local search, variable neighbourhood search, ant colony optimization, artificial immune systems, hyper-heuristics and other adaptive approaches. The applications include both traditional domains, such as graph coloring, knapsack, vehicle routing, job-shop scheduling, the p-median and the orienteering problems; and new(er) domains such as designing deep recurrent neural networks, detecting network community structure, lock scheduling of ships, cloud resource management, the fire-fighter problem and AI planning. The theoretical studies involved approximation ratio, runtime and black-box complexity analyses.

Particle Swarm Optimization and Intelligence: Advances and Applications
Author : Parsopoulos, Konstantinos E.,Vrahatis, Michael N.
Publisher : IGI Global
Release Date : 2010-01-31
ISBN 10 : 1615206671
Pages : 328 pages
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"This book presents the most recent and established developments of Particle swarm optimization (PSO) within a unified framework by noted researchers in the field"--Provided by publisher.

Computational Design of Lightweight Structures
Author : Benoit Descamps
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Date : 2014-03-10
ISBN 10 : 1118908821
Pages : 136 pages
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The author of this book presents a general, robust, and easy-to-use method that can handle many design parameters efficiently. Following an introduction, Chapter 1 presents the general concepts of truss layout optimization, starting from topology optimization where structural component sizes and system connectivity are simultaneously optimized. To fully realize the potential of truss layout optimization for the design of lightweight structures, the consideration of geometrical variables is then introduced. Chapter 2 addresses truss geometry and topology optimization by combining mathematical programming and structural mechanics: the structural properties of the optimal solution are used for devising the novel formulation. To avoid singularities arising in optimal configurations, this approach disaggregates the equilibrium equations and fully integrates their basic elements within the optimization formulation. The resulting tool incorporates elastic and plastic design, stress and displacement constraints, as well as self-weight and multiple loading. The inherent slenderness of lightweight structures requires the study of stability issues. As a remedy, Chapter 3 proposes a conceptually simple but efficient method to include local and nodal stability constraints in the formulation. Several numerical examples illustrate the impact of stability considerations on the optimal design. Finally, the investigation on realistic design problems in Chapter 4 confirms the practical applicability of the proposed method. It is shown how we can generate a range of optimal designs by varying design settings.

Computational Intelligence in Expensive Optimization Problems
Author : Yoel Tenne,Chi-Keong Goh
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2010-03-10
ISBN 10 : 9783642107016
Pages : 800 pages
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In modern science and engineering, laboratory experiments are replaced by high fidelity and computationally expensive simulations. Using such simulations reduces costs and shortens development times but introduces new challenges to design optimization process. Examples of such challenges include limited computational resource for simulation runs, complicated response surface of the simulation inputs-outputs, and etc. Under such difficulties, classical optimization and analysis methods may perform poorly. This motivates the application of computational intelligence methods such as evolutionary algorithms, neural networks and fuzzy logic, which often perform well in such settings. This is the first book to introduce the emerging field of computational intelligence in expensive optimization problems. Topics covered include: dedicated implementations of evolutionary algorithms, neural networks and fuzzy logic. reduction of expensive evaluations (modelling, variable-fidelity, fitness inheritance), frameworks for optimization (model management, complexity control, model selection), parallelization of algorithms (implementation issues on clusters, grids, parallel machines), incorporation of expert systems and human-system interface, single and multiobjective algorithms, data mining and statistical analysis, analysis of real-world cases (such as multidisciplinary design optimization). The edited book provides both theoretical treatments and real-world insights gained by experience, all contributed by leading researchers in the respective fields. As such, it is a comprehensive reference for researchers, practitioners, and advanced-level students interested in both the theory and practice of using computational intelligence for expensive optimization problems.

Computational Intelligence for Optimization
Author : Nirwan Ansari,Edwin Hou
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2012-12-06
ISBN 10 : 1461563313
Pages : 225 pages
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The field of optimization is interdisciplinary in nature, and has been making a significant impact on many disciplines. As a result, it is an indispensable tool for many practitioners in various fields. Conventional optimization techniques have been well established and widely published in many excellent textbooks. However, there are new techniques, such as neural networks, simulated anneal ing, stochastic machines, mean field theory, and genetic algorithms, which have been proven to be effective in solving global optimization problems. This book is intended to provide a technical description on the state-of-the-art development in advanced optimization techniques, specifically heuristic search, neural networks, simulated annealing, stochastic machines, mean field theory, and genetic algorithms, with emphasis on mathematical theory, implementa tion, and practical applications. The text is suitable for a first-year graduate course in electrical and computer engineering, computer science, and opera tional research programs. It may also be used as a reference for practicing engineers, scientists, operational researchers, and other specialists. This book is an outgrowth of a couple of special topic courses that we have been teaching for the past five years. In addition, it includes many results from our inter disciplinary research on the topic. The aforementioned advanced optimization techniques have received increasing attention over the last decade, but relatively few books have been produced.

Computational Intelligence and Optimization Methods for Control Engineering
Author : Maude Josée Blondin,Panos M. Pardalos,Javier Sanchis Sáez
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release Date : 2019-09-20
ISBN 10 : 3030254461
Pages : 355 pages
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This volume presents some recent and principal developments related to computational intelligence and optimization methods in control. Theoretical aspects and practical applications of control engineering are covered by 14 self-contained contributions. Additional gems include the discussion of future directions and research perspectives designed to add to the reader’s understanding of both the challenges faced in control engineering and the insights into the developing of new techniques. With the knowledge obtained, readers are encouraged to determine the appropriate control method for specific applications.

Computational Optimization
Author : Richard F. Linton,Thomas B. Carroll (Jr.)
Publisher : Nova Science Pub Incorporated
Release Date : 2010
ISBN 10 : 9781606926710
Pages : 457 pages
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In mathematics and computer science, an optimisation problem is the problem of finding the best solution from all feasible solutions. Computational optimisation is crucial in many fields of science and technology as well as in finance, business and medicine. This new book presents state-of-the-art research in the field.

Optimization and Computational Fluid Dynamics
Author : Dominique Thévenin,Gábor Janiga
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2008-01-08
ISBN 10 : 9783540721536
Pages : 294 pages
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The numerical optimization of practical applications has been an issue of major importance for the last 10 years. It allows us to explore reliable non-trivial configurations, differing widely from all known solutions. The purpose of this book is to introduce the state-of-the-art concerning this issue and many complementary applications are presented.